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Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics


Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics research at Auburn University encompasses a broad variety of topics.  These include studies of fundamental atomic, molecular and optical processes that span enormous length and time scales.  Research interests include exploring the intricate dynamics of atoms, molecules and materials; their interactions with each other or ionizing radiation; and the associated implications for plasmas and other astrophysical phenomena including star mergers and the chemistry of comet and planetary atmospheres. 

For this, our facilities include some of the most unique light sources in the world, momentum-imaging instruments that allow us to study reaction dynamics of fundamental systems, and state-of-the-art calculations performed on some of the world’s most powerful computers.  We collaborate closely with interdisciplinary teams within Auburn University, throughout the United States, and across the globe. 

Group Members

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Atomic and molecular physics of comets

Theoretical AMO Physics

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Michael Fogle Michael Fogle

Interactions of Ions, Electrons and Photons with Atoms and Molecules

Experimental AMO  Physics

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Allen Landers Allen Landers Interactions of Ions, Electrons and Photons with Atoms and Molecules

Experimental AMO Physics

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Guillaume Laurent laurent Interactions of Ions, Electrons and Photons with Atoms and Molecules

Experimental AMO Physics

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Stuart Loch Stuart Loch Numerical Simulation
Electron-ion Scattering
Multiphoton Processes
Relativistic Interactions

Theoretical Atomic Physics

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Michael S. Pindzola Michael S. Pindzola Electron-ion Scattering
Multiphoton Processes
Proton-Atom Scattering
Relativistic Interactions

Theoretical Atomic Physics

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Last Updated: 09/25/2018