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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.

Latest Publications

C. J. Zhu, L. L. Ping, Y. P. Yang, and G. S. Agarwal. “Squeezed Light Induced Symmetry Breaking Superradiant Phase Transition.” Phys. Rev. Lett., 124(7), 073602, Feb 2020.

Awards & Recognition

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