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EPS Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics Division

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The Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics Division of the European Physical Society was established to provide coordination and exchange of information about European atomic, molecular and optical physics.

Areas of research include:

  • Atomic and molecular physics
  • Atomic and molecular astrophysics
  • Electron collisions
  • Photon collisions
  • Atomic and molecular spectroscopy
  • Molecular reaction dynamics
  • Ultrafast dynamics
  • Coherent control
  • Strong fields
  • Attosecond physics
  • Photophysics and collisions of biomolecules
  • Clusters and nanoparticles
  • Surface reaction dynamics and self-assembly
  • Cavity QED
  • Atom interferometry and atomic clocks
  • Degenerate quantum gases
  • Cold atoms and molecules
  • Fundamental physics, precision measurements and meteorology
  • Quantum information
  • Aspects of plasma physics

The division interacts with several other groups or divisions of the EPS.

At the ECAMP meeting in Rennes (2004) it was decided to change the name of the division from AMPD to AMOPD (Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics Division) to better reflect the activities in the division.

The main activity of the division is to organize and co-host conferences. These may range from small workshops and study groups, to large international scale conferences. The major conference of the AMPOD division is the tri-annual ECAMP conference series which started in 1982.

The 10th ECAMP Meeting was held in Salamanca, Spain from 4th to 9th July 2010 and ECAMP11 will be organised in Aarhus, Denmark from 24 - 28 June 2013.

The division is organized into three subgroups:

  • EGAS - European Group for Atomic Spectroscopy, who organize an annual conference series

  • EPSEAC - European Physical Society, Electronic & Atomic Collisions Section

  • Molecular and Chemical Physics Group

The AMOPD division is managed by a committee currently chaired by Dominique Vernhet. In addition, national representatives are appointed to liaise with the AMOPD committee.

Should you wish to join the AMOPD division, please contact David Lee at the EPS.


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