Hyatt M. Gibbs

  • From:

    University of Arizona

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  • Subject:

    Benjamin Franklin Medal: Physics

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  • Citation:

    For contributions to the field of quantum optics, especially experiments on self-induced transparency, superfluorescence and optical bistability.

Dr. Hyatt M. Gibbs researches the basic physics of semiconductor quantum-confined structures at the University of Arizona, where he has been a professor in the Optical Sciences Center since 1980. From 1984 to 1991, he was the Director of the Optical Circuitry Cooperative at the University. Prior to his work at the the University of Arizona, Dr. Gibbs was a member of Bell Telephone Labs techincal staff; a Visiting Lecturer at Princeton University; an Exchange Scientist at Philips Research Labs; and an Acting Assistant Professor at the University of California, Berkeley.

Dr. Gibbs received an A.A. degree from Mars Hill College in 1958, a B.S. from North Carolina State University in 1960, and a Ph.D. from the University of California in 1965. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, Optical Society of America, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Information as of 1991