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Meystre, Pierre.
Oral history interview with Pierre Meystre, 2009 February 9 and 10.
Pierre Meystre's family background. Schooling in Switzerland. Post-doctoral work at the University of Arizona, Tucson, 1974-1977. Theorist at the Max-Planck Institute (MPI) for quantum optics, Garching, 1977-1986. Returned to Tucson, 1986. The micromaser. Strategies for organizing a quantum optics program - United States vs. German contexts. Quantum optics' evolution as a discipline. Foundational problems in quantum mechanics. Persons and institutions discussed at reasonable length: Marlon O. Scully, Herbert Walther, Sege Haroche, Roy J. Glauber, the MPI for quantum optics.
PhD, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale, Lausanne (1974); staff scientist at Max-Planck-Institut fir Quantenoptik (1981-1986); lecturer and then privtdozent at University of Munich (1979-1984); held multiple positions at the University of Arizona.
Glauber, Roy J., 1925-
Haroche, S.
Meystre, Pierre.
Scully, Marlan O. (Marlan Orvil), 1939-
Walther, Herbert
Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik
University of Arizona.
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Quantum optics.
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Bromberg, Joan Lisa., interviewer.
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American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA
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