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Philip Howard Bucksbaum

FOCUS Center
Department of Physics
University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1120 

(734) 764-4348 
(734) 764-5153 fax 
(734) 663-7829 home

Position: Otto Laporte Professor of Physics, University of Michigan;  Director of FOCUS, the  NSF Center for the Advancement of Frontiers in Optical Coherent Ultrafast Science; Editor of VJUltrafast, the APS Virtual Journal of Ultrafast Science.

Previous career and education:


Member, National Academy of Sciences, 2004.
Michigan Sokal Award for Research, 2001.
Distinguished Traveling Lecturer, APS Division of Laser Science, 1996-97.
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow, 1996-97.
Michigan Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award, 1996.
Visiting Miller Professor, University of California at Berkeley, 1996.
Fellow of the American Physical Society, 1990.
Fellow of the Optical Society of America, 1995.
NSF Graduate Fellowship, 1975-78

Current service (partial list):

Member of BESAC, the DOE Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Committee; member of CAMOS, the NRC Committee on AMO Science; Divisional Associate Editor of Physical Review Letters for the Laser Science Division; member of the Physics Today Advisory Committee; Chairman, APS Nominating Committee.

Research interests:

I am an atomic physicist. My main research interest is fundamental light-matter interactions, and especially the control of quantum systems using ultrafast laser fields. I develop new sources of ultrafast laser light in the infrared, visible, ultraviolet,  and x-ray regions of the light spectrum.

Link to publication list.