• Joint Appointment in Physics and Astronomy
  • Professor of Biological and Agricultural Engineering
Research Areas
  • Biophysical Sensing
  • Nanophysics
  • Quantum Fundamentals
  • Quantum Optics
  • Quantum Systems and Statistical Physics
Girish Agarwal


Professor Agarwal received M.S. from Banaras Hindu University in 1966, and a Ph.D. from the University of Rochester in 1969. He specializes primarily in quantum optics and broadly in quantum physics. The theoretical work focuses on quantum effects in hybrid systems; quantum phase transitions and collective effects in cavities driven by squeezed light; Frohlich condensates; coupling of quantum emitters to meta materials; chiral quantum systems. The experimental effort based on super-resolution microscopy, quantum sensing and is focused towards bio-photonics applications.

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