Jonathan Dowling is confirmed dead at the age of 65.
Jonathan was best known as a Irish-American theoretical physicist.
Jonathan P. Dowling
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Born1955 (1955)
Died5 June 2020(2020-06-05) (aged 64–65)
NationalityIreland, United States
Alma materUniversity of Colorado at Boulder
Known forQuantum Optics, Quantum technology
AwardsWillis Lamb Medal
Scientific career
FieldsPhysicist
InstitutionsLouisiana State University
Doctoral advisorAsim Orhan Barut
Jonathan P. Dowling (* 3. April 1955 in Smithtown, New York, † 5. June 2020) was an Irish-American researcher and professor in theoretical physics, known for his work on quantum technology, particularly for exploiting quantum entanglement (in the form of a NOON state) for applications to quantum metrology, quantum sensing, and quantum imaging.
Contents
1 Career
2 Research
3 Awards and recognition
4 Publications
5 References
6 External links
Career
Dowling obtained a PhD in 1988 from the University of Colorado-Boulder. He worked at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, the United States Army Aviation and Missile Command, the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and the Louisiana State University.
Dowling was one of the founders of the US Government program in quantum computing and quantum cryptography.
Dowling was the co-director of the Horace Hearne Institute for Theoretical Physics and a Hearne chair in Theoretical Physics at the Department of Physics and Astronomy, both at Louisiana State University.
Research
Dowling has authored scientific publications in quantum electrodynamics, quantum optics, and quantum technology. His publications have been cited over 18,000 times, with a Hirsch index over 61.
Dowling published papers are on the topics of Linear optical quantum computing, quantum lithography, optical switching in photonic crystals, and the photonic band-edge laser. Dowling also researched the quantum theory of atomic spontaneous emission and other quantum electrodynamics effects in optical micro-cavities and photonic crystals, as well as optical quantum computing, quantum metrology, quantum imaging, and quantum sensing.
Awards and recognition
Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
Fellow, American Physical Society
Fellow, The Optical Society
Willis Lamb Award for Laser Science and Quantum Optics, 2002
LSU Foundation Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award, 2012
Undergraduate Physics & Astronomy Majors Teaching Award, 2013
Department of Physics and Astronomy Graduate Faculty Teaching Award in 2017
Publications
Dowling is the author of a science book, "Schrödinger's Killer App – Race to Build the World's First Quantum Computer".
Dowling co-authored a 2003 paper which predicted a boom in quantum technologies.
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