Dr. Carlton Caves
Carlton M. Caves is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of New Mexico. He received the PhD in Physics from the California Institute of Technology in 1979. He worked at Caltech as a postdoctoral Research Fellow through 1981 and as a Senior Research Fellow in Theoretical Physics from 1982 through 1987. From 1988 till 1992 he was Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Physics at the University of Southern California, moving to his present position at UNM in 1992. He was awarded the 1990 Einstein Prize of the Society for Optical and Quantum Electronics for his work on nonclassical light and is a Fellow of the American Physical Society. He is the author of over 110 scientific papers on topics in gravitation theory, quantum optics, nonlinear dynamics, and quantum information science. His present research is concentrated on quantum metrology, quantum information theory, and classical and quantum chaos. During the (northern) academic year 2007-08 he was on sabbatical at the University of Queensland and is still in a relatively good mood following his return.