George Gibson

Department Head and Professor


Research Interests

We are studying the behavior of atoms and molecules in intense laser fields using ultra-fast time resolved techniques with the ultimate goal of producing highly excited electronic states using non-resonant multiphoton ionization.



  • Ph.D., Physics, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, 1990
  • B.A., Physics, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California, 1983


  • September 1993 – Present, Professor, Physics, University of Connecticut
  • January 2008 – June 2008, Visiting Professor, ICFO – Institut de Ciències Fotòniques, Spain
  • September 1990 – August 1993 Institute for Physical Science and Technology, University of Maryland at College Park, and Visiting Scientist, Bell Laboratories

Professional Societies

  • Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS)
  • Optical Society of America (OSA)
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)


  • Bell Laboratories Ph.D. Fellowship (1983)
  • ARCS Foundation Scholarship (1983)
  • NSF Early Career Development Award (1994)
  • Cottrell Scholars Award (1996)
  • APS Outstanding Referee (2008)

Course links

Syllabus for P1075Q – Summer 2020


Contact Information
Phone+1 860 486 3857
Mailing AddressDept. of Physics, University of Connecticut unit 3046, 196 Auditorium Road, Storrs, CT 06269-3046
Office LocationS312, G44