|Who is it?||Physicist|
|Birth Day||July 12, 1913|
|Birth Place||Los Angeles, California, U.S., United States|
|Age||107 YEARS OLD|
|Died On||May 15, 2008(2008-05-15) (aged 94)\nTucson, Arizona, U.S.|
|Alma mater||University of California, Berkeley|
|Known for||Lamb shift Laser Theory Quantum Optics|
|Awards||Nobel Prize in Physics (1955)|
|Institutions||University of Arizona University of Oxford Yale Columbia Stanford|
|Doctoral advisor||J. Robert Oppenheimer|
|Doctoral students||Bernard Feld (1945) Norman Kroll (1948) Theodore Maiman (1955) Marlan Scully (1966) Balázs László Győrffy (1966)|
Lamb was born in Los Angeles, California, United States and attended Los Angeles High School. First admitted in 1930, he received a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley in 1934. For theoretical work on scattering of neutrons by a crystal, guided by J. Robert Oppenheimer, he received the Ph.D. in physics in 1938. Because of limited computational methods available at the time, this research narrowly missed revealing the Mössbauer Effect, 19 years before its recognition by Mössbauer. He worked on nuclear theory, laser physics, and verifying quantum mechanics.
Lamb died on May 15, 2008, at the age of 94, due to complications of a gallstone disorder.