Faculty Type: 
Emeritus Faculty
Professor (Research, Emeritus)
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Research Interests

The study of the interactions between high brightness electron beams and electromagnetic fields towards the development of improved free electron lasers with the superconducting linear accelerator at Stanford. The free electron laser center is also devoted to an interdisciplinary set of programs using the photons produced to explore fundamental questions in materials science, biology, and medicine. 

Specialty: Free Electron Lasers 

Career History

  • Ph.D., 1965, Rice University 
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University, 1965-68 
  • Assistant Professor of Physics and Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California, 1968-73 
  • Senior Research Physicist, High Energy Physics Laboratory, Stanford University, 1973-89 
  • Professor of Physics (Research) 1989-present 
  • Recipient of the 1990 Free Electron Laser Prize 
  • 1999 Fellow of the American Physical Society