Department of Physics and Control & Dynamical Systems
California Institute of Technology
Hideo Mabuchi has worked in optical and atomic physics, using a combination of experimental and theoretical approaches to study the behavior of quantum-mechanical systems under continuous observation. His continuing research focuses on the use of real-time feedback for active control of quantum systems, and on clarifying the transition from quantum to classical behavior. Developing new interests include the application of mathematical methods from control theory to analyze and design complex physical systems, quantum optics with nanostructures, molecular biophysics, translating quantum mechanics, and the role of information technology in higher education. Mabuchi is currently an Associate Professor of Physics and Control & Dynamical Systems at the California Institute of Technology. Mabuchi received his A.B. (1992) from Princeton University and Ph.D. (1998) from Caltech. Selected honors include an Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award, and A. P. Sloan Research Fellowship, and a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellowship.