Jonathan Dowling

Hearne Professor of Theoretical Physics, Louisiana State University
Email: jdowling@lsu.edu

Education
B.S. Physics with honors, University of Texas at Austin
M.S. Applied Mathematics, University of Colorado at Boulder
M.S. Physics, University of Colorado at Boulder
Ph.D. Mathematical Physics, University of Colorado at Boulder, with A. O. Barut

Experience
1986-1987: Visiting Scientist, International Center for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy
1988-1989: Assistant Professor, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Colorado
1989-1990: Researcher, Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics
1990-1994: National Research Council Associate, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama
1994-1998: Physicist, Army Aviation & Missile Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama
1998-1999: Scientist, Senior Level, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California
1999-2004: Principal Scientist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California
2000-2004: Group Supervisor, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California
2004-present: Hearne Professor of Theoretical Physics, LSU, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
2006-present: Co-Director, Hearne Insitute for Theoretical Physics, LSU, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
2011-present: Associate Memember, Computational Science Research Center, Beijing, China

Professional Societies
Fellow, American Physical Society
Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
Editorial Board Member, Concepts of Physics

Research Interests
Principal areas of research concern quantum science and technologies, including: quantum electrodynamics, quantum optics, quantum information theory, photonic band-gap materials, and foundations of quantum mechanics. Current research work focuses on linear optical approaches to quantum information processing, metrology, and imaging; cavity quantum electrodynamics; and photonic band-gap structures for thermal emissivity control.