Eric Heller is a Professor of Chemistry and Physics at Harvard University. Known for his work on time dependent quantum mechanics, Heller has authored more than 260 publications spanning a wide range of subject areas including quantum chaos, the study of two dimensional electron gases, quantum mirages in quantum corrals, scattering theory, few-body quantum mechanics, semiclassical methods, and freak waves in the ocean. Recently, he has authored a textbook on psycho-acoustics, called “Why you hear what you hear” which was published by Princeton University Press in 2013.
He is an elected member of the International Academy of Quantum Molecular Science, the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the American Philosophical Society. Amongst his many awards, he has been named a Sloan Fellow, a Humboldt Fellow, a fellow of the American Physical Society, and a Guggenheim Fellow.
In addition to his scientific accomplishments, Heller is also a practicing artist who has worked with a variety of media including photography and landscape painting. He is best known for digital renderings based on the results of his physics research.