Promoting the role of Physics in research, education, industry and the community
Welcome to the ATMOP group of the AIP! What does ATMOP group cover? It includes theory, experiment, or technology in areas of atomic and molecular physics, such as:
Many of these ATMOP areas naturally have overlap with the AIP-QUICC group and also the ANZOS society, and we encourage you to join them also.
Any member of AIP can join, at no extra charge. It only takes a couple of minutes to sign up via your AIP Membership Profile. Please take the time to do this as it gives the AIP a gauge of how much interest there is in ATMOP across Australia and beyond. As of 2016 we have 209 signed-up ATMOP members.
An email list is maintained at The University of Queensland. All ATMOP members and interested non-AIP friends are invited to subscribe themselves to the list via the aip-atmop email list. New AIP-ATMOP members will be added periodically each year. Email traffic to this list will be kept to a minimum, for example: atmop committee notices, conference notices, overseas visitors, positions vacant. As of 2016 the email list has over 300 subscribers.
We intend to maintain a presence online, which is more ideal for dynamic information such as employment wanted, research papers, etc.
The ATMOP Group builds a sense of community, promote physicist's interests and helps to co-ordinate activities. For example:
ATMOP was established by Prof. Birgit Lohman, however it existed as AMPQC, ie. including Quantum Chemistry, for many years before that.
2010-2015 Chair: Dr. Stephen Gibson (ANU), with congress assistance from A/Prof. James Sullivan.
2004-2010 Chair: Dr. Julian Lower (ANU)
Inaugural Chair: Prof. Birgit Lohman (Griffith, now at USC)