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Roy J. Glauber, 93, Dies; Nobel Laureate Explored Behavior of Light

Jan 08, 2019 - The New York Times

Roy J. Glauber, a theoretical physicist who was awarded the Nobel Prize in 2005 for using quantum theory to explain the field of optics and how light interacts with matter, laying the foundation for the field of quantum electrodynamics, died on Dec. 26 in Newton, Mass. He was 93.

His son, Jeffrey, confirmed the death. He said his father had entered Newton Wellesley Hospital that morning having difficulty breathing. No specific cause was given.

Dr. Glauber’s seminal work addressed a...