Professor of Physics and Applied Physics at Stanford University
Atomic Physics (Current research interests include the development and use of laser cooling, atom trapping and atom optics techniques), Polymer Dynamics and Biophysics with Single Molecules, Experimental Atomic Physics, Quantum Electronics , Laser Physics , Biophysics, Polymer Physics.
American Physical Society, Broida Prize for Laser Spectroscopy (1987), APS/AAPT Richtmyer Memorial Prize Lecture (1990), Co-winner of the King Faisal International Prize for Science (1993), Am. Phys. Soc., Arthur Schawlow Prize for Laser Science (1994), Opt. Soc. Am., William F. Meggers Award for Spectroscopy (1994), Science for art Prize and Humboldt Senior Scientist Award (1995), Co-recipient of the Nobel Prize for Physics (1997).