The School of Physics and Astronomy
at the University of St Andrews

Welcome to New Professor of Theoretical Physics


ul.gif (22059 bytes)We are pleased to welcome Ulf Leonhardt as our new professor in Theoretical Physics. Ulf joins us from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. His reseach in theoretical quantum optics hit international headlines a few months ago when he predicted the optical equivalent of black holes. Other research interests include the quantum state of light, and how it is affected by instruments. As well as an impressive list of refereed scientific publications, Ulf has written a book on "Measuring the Quantum State of Light", which is published by Cambridge University Press.

Ulf's main contributions to our teaching will start in September, though students are likely to be able to benefit from his deep and broad knowledge before then.

Summer 2000, last edited 18 June 2003