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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 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 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 Joachim Burgdörfer. In addition, national representatives are appointed to liaise with the AMOPD committee.

Should you be interested in the AMOPD activities, please contact Joachim Burgdörfer.


  Highlights

  • In the new Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics commission (C15), a few members belong to European Union and the chair of the EPS Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics Division [AMOPD], Dominique Vernhet, has been nominated as Secretary. Read the full article at http://www.epsnews.eu/2015/03/the-new-c15-team-at-iupap/
 

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