Objectives of the Center for Theoretical AMO Physics
This Center was formed in 1989 with funding from the National
Science Foundation, until funding expired in 1999. While in existence,
it provided a national resource for the Theoretical
Atomic, Molecular, and Optical (AMO) Physics Community, through
the mechanisms listed below. This page is being maintained at a minimal level,
nevertheless, because of possible continuing interest in some of the online
talks that can be accessed below. Nevertheless, it should be noted that we
are no longer sponsoring workshops, and the Condon Postdoctoral Fellowship
is no longer being awarded.
JILA Visiting Fellow
CTAMOP sponsored workshops in critical areas of Theoretical AMO Physics.
These workshops were intended to focus on current problem areas in the field
and to enhance the theoretical study of Experimental AMO Physics problems
of current interest.
JILA (Greene group)
Western Michigan University
IBM, J. Watson Research Center
University of Oklahoma
University of Oregon
Lawrence Livermore National Lab
During its existence, CTAMOP supported the E. U. Condon Fellow: a postdoctoral research associate
who was not tied to any single faculty member at JILA/CU, and therefore
had unusual freedom to work on collaborative or independent research projects
of the Fellow's own choosing. The E. U. Condon Postdoctoral Fellowship
Program is no longer active.
CTAMOP hosted an annual workshop on a topic which is current and
vital to the atomic, molecular and optical physics community at large.
These workshops drew speakers and participants from around the world.
The 1999 workshop was titled 'Bose-Einstein
Condensation and Degenerate Fermi Gases' to be held at JILA on February
10, 11, 12, 1999.
Two important resources in this field are (i) Harvard's Institute
for Theoretical Atomic and Molecular Physics, ITAMP,
and (ii) The
Rochester Theory Center for Optical Science and Engineering
The CTAMOP Director was:
A recent survey rates the Atomic and Molecular Physics program at
CU as the best in the country. Here are some of the details from a Denver
The above picture is just a buffalo graphic.
Postscript versions of some recent papers can be found in the following
FTP site: Theory papers.
In one recent study, we (Esry et al.) have modeled a double condensate,
including its EXPANSION(127K)
after the trapping fields are turned off.
Here is one of my favorite equations. Thanks, Erwin Schroedinger,
wherever you are. We're sorry that you never thought it related to the