C. R. Stroud, Jr.

Carlos Stroud is Professor of Optics and Professor of Physics at the University of Rochester where he has been working in various areas of experimental and theoretical quantum optics since 1969. His group were pioneers in the study of Rydberg electron wave packets some twenty years ago. They are continuing work in this area as well as exploring various problems in quantum information. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society and the Optical Society of America, as well as a Distinguished Traveling Lecturer of the Division of Laser Science of the American Physical Society. In this latter position he travels to smaller colleges giving colloquia and public lectures. He was named an Outstanding Referee in 2008 by the American Physical Society.

C. R. Stroud, Jr. Published March 9, 2009

Atomic and Molecular Physics

An atomic physics experiment demonstrates a solution to an eighty-year-old quantum conundrum by mimicking in an atom the astronomical problem of a satellite moving in a sun-earth system.