Atomic, molecular, optical, and plasma physics studies the fundamental constituents of matter in our everyday world (electrons, protons, ions, atoms, molecules, etc.) as well as electromagnetic radiation. It is the primary testing ground for quantum mechanics, our basic theory of the physical universe. Scientists in AMOP science no longer simply try to describe the processes they study; they aim to control and to image these processes in real time.
In addition, the world's most refined and accurate measurements occur in the AMOP sciences in part because frequencies, the most accurately measurable physical quantities, are largely in its domain. This unprecedented ability to control, measure, and image matter and its processes on the atomic scale holds the promise of novel applications that will benefit the health, security, and economic well-being of society.
Atomic, Molecular, Optical & Plasma Physics Faculty
Visit the Faculty Interest page for complete profiles of research interests.
AMOP Associated Centers
Postdoctoral positions exist in each AMOP research group. To inquire about available positions in a particular group, please contact the faculty member(s) in the research area(s) you are interested in. The AMOP physics group has been selected by the university for priority funding, part of which is allocated to enhancing postdoctoral appointments in the group.
Visit the Research Faculty & Postdoctoral Associates page for a full list of Postdocs.
- APS Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics (DAMOP)
- Atomic and Plasma Physics Databases
- Physical and Life Sciences Directorate
- International Conference on Photonic, Electronic and Atomic Collisions (ICPEAC) home page
- Laser and Optics Links
- Atomic Spectra Database
- Optical Society of America (OSA)
- Optics Express E-Journal