Theoretical Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics

Molecules and atoms at the borderline of physics, chemistry and computational sciences

Our research focuses on the study of fundamental processes in atomic and molecular systems with relevance to other fields of physics. In particular, chemical physics, condensed matter, and high energy physics. Our toolkit has analytical techniques as well as computational techniques and even data science. Our research philosophy relies on the believed that way of looking at problems in one field of science might be useful to the rest. 


Different disciplines of physics and chemistry converge into atomic, molecular, and optical (AMO) physics. This admixture of disciplines is, in our view, what makes AMO a fascinating and intriguing field of research. Therefore, if one enjoys studying several fields of physics and chemistry, AMO physics is the best choice. Finally, if you have an open-minded vision of science and want to discuss physics and chemistry, we are always ready for it. Every single field may be exciting, and every single idea may be worthy of thinking about it. 

Topics to be covered include but are not limited to:
  • Precision tests of QED theory
  • Spectroscopic measurements of fundamental constants 
  • Tests of discrete symmetries 
  • Lorentz symmetry tests
  • Foundational aspects of quantum physics
  • Physics beyond the Standard Model
  • Time variations of fundamental constants
  • Physics with exotic atoms
  • Searches for Dark Matter/Energy
  • Advances in experimental/theoretical techniques and instrumentation
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This book provides advanced undergraduate and graduate students with an overview of the fundamentals of cold and ultracold chemistry. Beginning with definitions of what cold and ultracold temperatures mean in chemistry, the book then takes the student through the essentials of scattering theory (classical and quantum mechanical), light-matter interaction, reaction dynamics and Rydberg physics. more
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