Atomic, Molecular, Optical, and Chemical Physics research at the University of Nevada, Reno first began in the 1960's and was further expanded in the 1990's to become one of the department's core strengths. This tradition continues today, with new faculty additions to this rapidly growing field. Research at the University of Nevada, Reno encompasses both theory and experiment, and addresses both fundamental physics and practical applications.
Theoretical work spans a wide range of fields, including:
Experiments are conducted in newly renovated on-campus laboratories, as well as through collaborations at renowned research facilities such as the Advanced Light Source at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Experiments explore physics such as:
Department faculty, postdoctoral scholars, and students benefit from active collaborations with researchers from throughout the world.