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Girish Agarwal

Faculty: Joint Appointment in Physics and Astronomy, Professor of Biological and Agricultural Engineering


Professor Agarwal received M.S. from Banaras Hindu University in 1966, and a Ph.D. from the University of Rochester in 1969. He specializes primarily in quantum optics and broadly in quantum physics. The theoretical work focuses on quantum effects in hybrid systems; quantum phase transitions and collective effects in cavities driven by squeezed light; Frohlich condensates; coupling of quantum emitters to meta materials; chiral quantum systems. The experimental effort based on super-resolution microscopy, quantum sensing and speckle imaging is focused towards bio-photonics applications.

Awards & Recognition

  • Max Born Award (1988)
  • Humboldt Research Award (1997)
  • The Physics Prize (1994)
  • Fellow (2008)
  • Eminent Faculty Award (2012)