Scully Elected To National Academy Of Sciences
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Dr. Marlan O. Scully, Distinguished Professor of Physics at Texas A&M University, was elected to the National Academy of Sciences during the organization’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C.
Scully was one of 72 new members and 15 foreign associates from 10 countries chosen at the academy’s meeting this week in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Election to membership in the academy is considered one of the highest honors that can be accorded a U.S. scientist or engineer.
“Although it is always gratifying to have a faculty member and colleague receive such a great honor, I am especially pleased to learn that Marlan Scully was elected to the National Academy of Sciences. He is truly a leader in the area of quantum optics and I fully expect that his innovations will be critical to the next generation of supercomputers,” said Dr. Ronald G. Douglas, executive vice president and provost at Texas A&M.
“I find Texas A&M a totally wonderful place to do research and I wish to thank my colleagues in the lab and the administration for providing the excellent environment which enables us to be better than our best,” Scully said.
Scully is also director of the Center for Theoretical Physics, is holder of the Hershel E. Burgess Chair in Physics, and holds a dual appointment as a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Texas A&M. He also holds a distinguished research chair with the Texas Engineering Experiment Station. In addition, he is director of the newly formed Institute for Quantum Studies at Texas A&M.
He has received a number of professional honors, including the Adolph E. Lomb Medal and the Charles H. Townes Award from the Optical Society of America, the Franklin Institute Cresson Medal and the Alexander von Humboldt Senior Faculty Award. He has been an Alfred P. Sloan Fellow, a Guggenheim Fellow, and is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Optical Society and the American Physical Society.
Scully holds master of science and Ph.D. degrees in physics from Yale University and is a distinguished alumnus of the University of Wyoming where he received his bachelor’s degree in engineering physics. He joined the Texas A&M faculty in 1992.
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