H. Jeff Kimble
|H. Jeff Kimble|
April 23, 1949|
|Institutions||University of Texas at Austin
California Institute of Technology
|Alma mater||University of Rochester|
|Doctoral advisor||Leonard Mandel|
|Known for||Quantum information science|
H. Jeff Kimble (born April 23, 1949), is the William L. Valentine Professor and Professor of Physics at Caltech. His research is in quantum optics and is noted for groundbreaking experiments in physics including one of the first demonstrations of teleportation of a quantum state (first demonstration is disputed with Anton Zeilinger), quantum logic gate, and the development of the first single atom laser. According to Elizabeth Rogan, OSA CEO, "Jeff has led a revolution in modern physics through his pioneering research in the coherent control of the interactions of light and matter." Kimble's main research focus is in quantum information science and the quantum dynamics of open systems.
Kimble graduated summa cum laude from Abilene Christian University in 1971 and earned his master's and doctoral degrees from University of Rochester, culminating in 1979. He was advised by Leonard Mandel. Along with Mandel, Kimble observed the first photon anti-bunching. He spent two years as a scientist for the General Motors Research Laboratory until 1979 when he joined the faculty at the University of Texas at Austin. He moved to the California Institute of Technology in 1989.
Kimble is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Physical Society, and the Optical Society of America, and is a member of the National Academy of Sciences.
- Einstein Prize for Laser Science of the Society for Optical and Quantum Electronics (awarded at Lasers '89)
- The Albert A. Michelson Medal of the Franklin Institute (1990)
- The Max Born Award of the Optical Society of America (1996)
- The International Award on Quantum Communication (1998)
- The Julius Edgar Lilienfeld Prize of the American Physical Society (2004)
- The Berthold Leibinger Zukunftspreis of the German Berthold Leibinger Stiftung (2006)
- degree of Doctor Scientiarum Honoris Causa (2007)
- The Herbert Walther Award (2013) 
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