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Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics

Atomic, molecular, and optical physics includes both fundamental and applied research on atoms, simple molecules, electrons and light, and their interactions. This work overlaps and enables many areas of science and engineering through the development of methods to manipulate and control light as well as neutral, and charged particles. Researchers also look for new ways to generate light as well as ways to generate new states of light, perform precision measurements, and seek new effects through theoretical studies of the interaction of matter and light.


Tom Adair
Professor Emeritus
Girish Agarwal
Joint Appointment in Physics and Astronomy, Professor of Biological and Agricultural Engineering
Alexey Belyanin
Associate Department Head, Professor
Ed Fry
Associate Department Head, Distinguished Professor, Associate Department Head
Felipe Guzmán
Joint Appointment in Physics and Astronomy
Dudley Herschbach
Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Olga Kocharovskaya
Distinguished Professor
David Lee
Distinguished Professor
Marlan Scully
Distinguished Professor
George Welch
Professor Emeritus
Vladislav Yakovlev
Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Joint Appointment in Physics and Astronomy
Ping Yang
Joint Appointment in Physics and Astronomy, Professor of Meteorology
M. Suhail Zubairy
Distinguished Professor

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