Joseph Eberly is Carnegie Professor of Physics and Professor of Optics and founding Director of the Rochester Theory Center. He is co-author of two textbooks. Lasers, written with Peter Milonni, is in its 17th printing, and Optical Resonance and Two-Level Atoms, with Les Allen, has been translated into Japanese, Polish and Russian.
Professor Eberly's research interests are in the fundamental interactions of laser light and matter, currently focusing on aspects of quantum information including the dynamics of quantum entanglement, computational theory of multiphoton and high-field processes in atoms, laser propagation in resonant media, and cavity QED. During his career in Rochester he has supervised more than 30 doctoral theses and published more than 300 research articles and reviews. In 2000, for his innovations in freshman-level instruction, he received the university's Goergen Award for artistry in undergraduate teaching.
A Fellow and active participant in both OSA and APS affairs for more than two decades, Eberly is the 2007 President of the OSA and is a member of the AIP Investment Advisory Committee. He has served as Chair of DLS/APS and as APS Divisional Councillor. He has helped originate and organize national and international meetings including ICOMP, SILAP, QELS, IQEC, the OSA annual meeting and the regular Rochester Conference on Coherence and Quantum Optics. He led the formulation of strategy for electronic publication at OSA and served for five years as the founding editor of Optics Express. He was an elected member-at-large of the OSA Board of Directors in 1987-1990.
Eberly has been awarded the OSA Townes Medal and senior fellowships from JILA and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, and he has been elected a foreign member of the Academy of Science of Poland. He was invited to give the Gilmore Lecture at Oberlin College, the first Asan Lecture of Korea University, the Smoluchowski Medal Lecture in Warsaw, the La Caixa Lecture in Barcelona and the Journal of Physics B Special Lecture in Koscielisko. He has been a member of the advisory boards of the Max-Planck Institute for Quantum Optics, the Physics Division of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics and the Institute for Theoretical Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics (ITAMP), and a member of the Triennial Committee of Visitors of the NSF Physics Division and of the Committee on Atomic, Molecular and Optical Science (CAMOS) of the National Research Council of the National Academy of Science. Eberly received his bachelor's degree from Penn State and his master's and doctoral degrees from Stanford.Selections From Recent Publications