Ph.D., 1983, Heriot-Watt University
Fields of Study:
Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Research interests include ultrashort pulse propagation in nonlinear optical media, self-focusing of laser beams, theory of solitons in nonlinear optics, and the quantum theory of solitons. Recent topics of the latter include the quantum theory of self-focusing collapse, and the search for quasi- particles with anyonic statistics in nonlinear optics, two dimensional motion of cold atoms, and the theory of Bose-Einstein condensation in atomic systems.