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Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics


Atomic, molecular, and optical physics (often abreviated as AMO physics) is the study of light, light-matter interactions, and matter-matter interactions on the scale of a few atoms or molecules. These three areas are grouped together because they often employ similar experimental and theoretical methods.  Although nuclear physics is typically a separate field from AMO, in our department we include a small nuclear physics research program (led by Larry Rees) in this group for historical reasons.

AMO Faculty Members

David Allred

Scott Bergeson

Manuel Berrondo

Dallin Durfee

Larry Knight

Justin Peatross

Larry Rees

R. Steven Turley

Michael Ware