Jonathan P. Dowling

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Jonathan P. Dowling is the Hearne Professor of Theoretical Physics and Director of the Hearne Institute for Theoretical Physics at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He received his Ph.D. in mathematical physics in 1998 from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He has held positions at the International Center for Theoretical Physics in Trieste, Italy, the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics in Garching, Germany, the Army Aviation and Missile Command, Huntsville, Alabama, and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California. Dowling has over 125 published articles, and holds eight US patents in the fields of nonlinear and quantum optics. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and a Fellow of Optical Society of America, and has served on the editorial boards of the Physical Review, the Journal of the European Optical Society, and Concepts of Physics. He has been awarded the Willis E. Lamb Medal for Laser Science and Quantum Optics, the US Army Research and Development Achievement Award, the NASA Space Act Award, and was runner up for the Discover Magazine Technology of the Year Award in 2001.