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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.

Contacts

Tom Adair

Professor Emeritus

Girish Agarwal

Joint Appointment in Physics and Astronomy, Professor of Biological and Agricultural Engineering

Alexey Akimov

Assistant Professor

Roland Allen

Professor

Alexey Belyanin

Associate Department Head, Professor

Ed Fry

Distinguished Professor, Associate Department Head

Dudley Herschbach

Distinguished Professor

Olga Kocharovskaya

Distinguished Professor

David Lee

Distinguished Professor

Hans Schuessler

Professor

Marlan Scully

Distinguished Professor

Alexei Sokolov

Professor

George Welch

Professor

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