John R. Klauder

Departments of Physics and Mathematics, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611.

John Klauder was born on January 24th 1932 and received his Ph.D. from Princeton University where he was a student of John A. Wheeler. A former head of the Theoretical Physics and Solid State Spectroscopy Departments of Bell Telephone Laboratories, he has been a visiting professor at Rutgers University, Syracuse University and the University of Bern. Since 1988 Professor Klauder has been a Professor of Physics and Mathematics at the University of Florida. He has also served on the Physics Advisory Panel of the National Science Foundation and been Editor of the Journal of Mathematical Physics, President of the International Association of Mathematical Physics, Associate Secretary-General of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics, and has authored over 200 articles published in international journals.

Full CV here (postscript)

News & Information

2006 Norway lectures: audio (mp3/ogg), scans (pdf), & suggested problems (pdf) from an 8 lecture series on "Selected Topics in Quantum Theory" here

Lecture notes & audio for my 2004 functional integration course are now available here.

My 70th birthday celebration was held on Saturday 9 February 2002 - Click here for details.

The latest Klauder articles uploaded to the Los Alamos archive can be found here.

Klauder Books

Beyond Conventional Quantization
"When treated conventionally, certain systems yield trivial and unacceptable results. This book describes enhanced procedures, generally involving extended correspondence rules for the association of a classical and a quantum theory, which, when applied to such systems, yield nontrivial and acceptable results. Requiring only a modest prior knowledge of quantum mechanics and quantum field theory, this book will be of interest to graduate students and researchers in theoretical physics, mathematical physics, and mathematics."

Coherent States - Applications in Physics and Mathematical Physics
A brief introduction to Coherent States followed by a collection of useful articles. Authored with B. S. Skagerstam.

Fundamentals of Quantum Optics
Volume authored jointly with E. C. G. Sudarshan.

On Klauder's Path: A Field Trip
A volume in celebration of my 60th birthday.

Klauder books at


young genius! (1935)
on horseback (1945)
on the patio (1951)
at the chalkboard (1980)
Jennifer age 4
in shirt and tie
back in Williamson Hall
on vacation with family
with class
at the computer (2002)