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Atomic, Molecular, & Optical High Energy Nuclear & Particle Condensed Matter

Faculty Profile:
Lou Bloomfield. (Professor). Professor Bloomfield primarily researches clusters, small aggregates of atoms that fall in between atoms and solids. ...More >
Student Profile:
Brian Richards. (Graduate Student). My current project entails controlling the separation of Rubidium atoms in a magneto-optical trap (MOT) by ...More >
DeZoort Elected SPS Associate Zone Councilor
Gage DeZoort has been elected to serve as Zone 4 Associate Zone Councilor (AZC) for the 2016-2017 school year. His term began on June 12, 2016. On the ... More >
Day Interviewed on Future of Nuclear Energy
From CBS19: "I really don't think there is much future for Nuclear energy," said Donal Day, a Nuclear Physicist who teaches at ... More >
Principato Meets Italian Prime Minister
Earlier this month, Cristiana Principato, a UVa graduate student in the Physics Department, had the opportunity to meet with Italian Prime Minister Matteo ... More >
Peter Shawhan , University of Maryland
The Remarkable Story of LIGO's Detection of Gravitational Waves

On February 11, LIGO scientists announced the direct detection of gravitational waves, confirming a century-old prediction of ... More >
David Tanner , University of Florida
30 years of high Tc: Superfluid and normal-fluid densities in the cuprate superconductors

It was in April 1986 when Bednorz and Mueller of the IBM Zürich laboratories sent a paper about ... More >
Boris Shklovskii , Univ. Minnesota
How many electrons make a semiconductor nanocrystal film metallic?

Films of semiconductor nanocrystals are used as a novel, low-cost electronic materials for optoelectronic devices. To achieve ... More >
Anatoly Kolomeisky , Rice University
How to Understand Molecular Transport through Channels: The Role of Interactions

The motion of molecules across channels and pores is critically important for understanding mechanisms of many ... More >