Marlan Orvil Scully (born August 3, 1939) is an American physicist best known for his work in theoretical quantum optics. He is currently a professor at Texas A&M University and Princeton University. He has authored over 700 scientific articles, as well as standard textbooks such as “Laser Physics” (with Willis Lamb and M. Sargent) and “Quantum Optics” (with M. S. Zubairy).
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- Getting up any cliff is like a physics problem -- you just got to hold on, try everything, and stick with it.
- as quoted by Robin Beaver in Making 'one great discovery after another' - Marlan Scully embraced science as fervently as his love for the state, Made in Wyoming (2006)