Christopher C. Gerry
Academic Interests: Research, teaching, mentoring students in research projects.
Research: My research is in theoretical physics and is within the broad areas of quantum optics, quantum information processing, and foundations of quantum theory. More specifically, I am working on properties and methods of generating nonclassical states of light, high-resolution interferometry with nonclassical states of light and Bose-Einstein condensates, cavity quantum electrodynamics, quantum information processing with coherent states and their superpositions, tests of quantum mechanics against local realistic theories on a macroscopic scale.
Honors: Sigma XI, Professional Excellence Award, St. Bonaventure University, 1989
2007 Award for Excellence in Research, Scholarship, and Creative Works in the area of Natural and Physical Sciences, Lehman College
2009 Faculty Recognition Award for Scholarship/Research, Lehman College
2009 American Physical Society Certificate of Recognition as an Outstanding Referee
2009 Elected Fellow of the American Physical Society
Funding: National Science Foundation, Research Corporation, Professional Staff Congress - CUNY, U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force