[Photo of Senitzky] Israel Senitzky

Research Professor

Office: SGM 415

Phone: (213) 740-1102
FAX: (213) 740-6653

E-Mail: senitzky@usc.edu

Theoretical Quantum Optics and Atomic Physics

The areas in which Israel Senitzky has done research are the interaction of elementary systems (atoms and molecules) with each other and with electromagnetic fields, conceptual problems in quantum mechanics, and the relationship between classical and quantum phenomena. Subjects on which he has worked include the interaction between "two-level" atomic systems and cavity fields (a subject known as "cavity electrodynamics"), the effects of zero-point energy and vacuum fluctuations, quantum noise, dissipation in quantum mechanics, cooperative phenomena, resonance fluorescence, and quantum mechanical coherence, correlation, and entanglement. Much of his work is aimed at providing a more meaningful understanding of quantum mechanics and quantum-optical phenomena.


Educational Background: B.S. (Physics) The City College, College of the City of New York, 1941; M.S. (Physics, Mathematics) New York University, 1944; Ph.D. (Physics) Columbia University, 1950

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Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0848

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