The Institute was created in response to the concerns of the Atomic and Molecular Physics community and it is dedicated to serving the community. The Visiting Scientist Programs, ia an important part of the Institute and provides the critical mass necessary to create an exciting, stimulating research environment. Short-term visitors are hosted for periods of one week to 2 months. Long-term visitors stay for periods of 2 to 12 months.

One must apply for an Appointment through ITAMP's Visitng Scientist Program Organizer. Financial support for visitors is arranged prior to each visit. You will only be reimbursed up to the amount agreed in your invitation letter. Short-term visit support is limited to travel expenses and subsistence. Support for long-term visits may also include a small stipend. On acceptance to the program you will be sent a letter of invitation specifying the details of your appointment. 

For an up to date Calendar of Current ITAMP Visitors, Please visit our online Calendar at:

For the Cfa Wolbach Library contact:

Visitors 2012-2013

Peter Zoller
Univ of Innsbruck 3/21/12 - 4/30/12
Elizabeth McCormack Bryn Mawr 5/6/12 - 5/12/12
Robert Low Univ. Stuttgart 5/6/12 - 5/12/12
Pietro Massignan ICFO 4/23/12 – 5/2/12
Yoshiro Takahashi Univ. of Kyoto 4/22/12 - 5/2/12
Nirav Mehta Trinity University 6/8 - 16/2012
Sergio Boixo University of Southern California 6/18 - 22/2012
Michael Geller University of Georgia  6/18-22/2012
Joydip Ghosh University of Georgia 6/18 - 22/2012
Michael Hartmann Technical University of Munich 6/18 - 22/2012
Peter Love Haverford University 6/18 - 22/2012
Andrew Sornborger University of Georgia 6/18 - 22/2012
Phillip Stancil University of Georgia 6/18 - 22/2012
Hao You University of Georgia 6/18 - 22/2012
Nicholas Lewkow University of Connecticut 6/2012 - 5/2013
Janine Shertzer College of the Holy Cross 6/12 - 8/31/2012
Ed Narevicius Weizmann Institute-Israel 6/11 - 14/2012
Artem Baskin University of Illinois 7/8 - 8/15/2012
Doerte Blume Washington State University 7/1 - 4/1/2013
Amiel Sternberg University of Tel Aviv 7/29 - 8/8/2012
Thomas Hartquist The University of Leeds 8/18 - 23/2012
Svetlana Malinovskaya Stevens Institute of Technology 8/1 -8/31/2012
Brendan McLaughlin Queens University Belfast 8/1 -8/14/2012
Daniel Vrinceanu Texas Southern University 8/13 /12- 8/17/12
Niladri Patra UIC 8/13/12 - 8/13
Robert Forrey Penn State University 8/2/12 - 8/3/12
Sander Onur University Groningen
8/8/12 - 8/10/12
Tom Gorczyca Western Michigan
8/6/12 - 8/9/12
Nimrod Moiseyev Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa 9/1/12 - 12/31/12
Ronnie Kosloff Hebrew University, Jerusalem 9/1/12 -12/31/12
Brett Esry Kansas State University 9/5/12 - 11/2/12
Raam Uzdin Technion Israel Institute of Technology 9/5/12 - 10/12
Xiangyu (Desmond) Yin Washington State University 11/1/12 -11/30/12
Alexander Dodonov Institute of Physics, University of Brasilia 12/3/12 - 7/12/13
Marko Gacesa Max-Plank, Germany  1/12/13 - 1/27/13
Eric Kessler Max-Planck Institut 3/1/13-3/1/15
Yangqian Yan Washington State University 3/1/13 - 3/31, 13
Hendrik Weimer University of hannover, Germany 3/3/13 - 3/8/13
Hyun-Kyung Chung IAEA, Vienna 3/9/13  - 3/12/13
Chii-Dong Lin Kansas State University 3/20/13 - 3/22/13
Johannes Feist Universidad Autónoma de Madrid 3/20/13 - 3/24/13
Marcelo Ciappina Auburn University 3/20/13 -3/27/13
Ebrahim Ghorashi Washington State University 3/24/13 - 3/9/13
Matthew Davis The University of Queensland, Australia 3/28/13 - 3/29/13
Layla Hormozi National University of Ireland 4/1/13 - 4/12/13
Mark Tuckerman NYU/Courant 4/19/13-4/19/13
Charles Bardyn ETH Zürich 4/22/13-4/24/13
Christian Langmack Purdue University 3/25/13- 3/28/13
Peter Schmelcher University of Hamburg 5/13/13 - 6/30/13
Panos Giannakeas University of Hamburg 5/25/13-6/2/13
Seth Rittenhouse Western Washington University 3/28/13 - 3/29/13
Bretislav Friedrich Fritz-Haber Berlin 5/20/13-5/22/13
Shih-I Chu University of Kansas 5/20/13/5/22/13
Joshua Squires Uconn 5/28/13-6/28/13
Daniel Vrinceanu Texas Southern University 6/7/13 - 6/14/13
Mahir Hussein IF, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil Postponed
Jane Fox
Wright State University 6/26/13-6/28/13
Balakrishnan Naduvalath University of Nevada Las Vegas 8/4/13-8/17/13
Tommaso Calarco Ulm
Robert C Forrey Penn State University 8/12/13-8/16/13
Brian Burrows
Staffordshire University
Peter Rabl
TU, Wien
Chris Monroe
University of Maryland
Rainer Blatt
University Innsbruck
Dave Wineland
 Dave Allcock NIST
Jorge Casanova University of the Basque Country  9/16/13-9/25/13
Luming  Duan University of Michigan  9/16/13-9/25/13
James Freericks Georgetown University  9/16/13-9/25/13
  Hartmut Haeffner UC Berkeley  9/16/13-9/25/13
Johnathan Home ETH Zurich  9/16/13-9/25/13
Jungsang Kim Duke University
Lucas Lamata University of the Basque Country  9/16/13-9/25/13
P. Maunz Sandia National Labs
Ferdinand  Schmidt-Kaler University of Mainz  9/16/13-9/25/13
Enrique Solano University of the Basque Country  9/16/13-9/25/13



  • Your curriculum vitae and bibliography
  • Citizenship and U.S. Social Security number if available
  • Reprints of your last several papers
  • A statement about the research you plan to accomplish:
    (a) Visitors of less than 3 months: one to two concise paragraphs;
    (b) Visitors of 3 to 6 months: one to two pages;
    (c) Visitors over 6 months: two to three pages.
  • The time period you plan to spend at the Institute
  • Details about the support you need from the Institute
  • Information about any major computing requirements
  • The date by which you need a formal response to your application


Visiting Scientists Program
60 Garden Street, MS 14
Cambridge, MA 02138

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Failure to follow these policies may result in ITAMP being unable to reimburse you for your expenses.

ITAMP is federally funded an expenses submitted for reimbursement must follow U.S. federal guidelines. If ITAMP has agreed to support your visit and reimburse your travel cost (as stated in your invitation letter) you must arrange your travel according the the federal reimbursement guidelines. A helpful website regarding government travel regulations is 

More specifically these guidelines state:

  • Flights must be on United States Flag Carriers. Travelers who purchase International airfares (defined as trips taking more than six hours of fly-time, including Alaska & Hawaii, but excluding trips to Canada and Mexico taking under six hours) must follow the United States Federal Travel Regulations, even through less costly foreign flag carriers may be available.In cases where you are flying Lufthansa, please make sure that your ticket is written on an American Airline ticket stock and lists the American flight numbers.

  • Accommodations must be withing the federal per diem allowed for Cambridge, MA. To find the current per diem for Cambridge visit website.

  • Please also note that you will only be reimbursed up to the amount agreed on in your invitation letter.

  • ITAMP requires that you submit a travel expense report. This report will include receipts for all claimed expenses over $75.

  • Please make sure to make an appointment with ITAMP's Administrator in order to process this paperwork. Should you have any questions regarding the paperwork or the appointment, please contact ITAMP Coordinator, via phone (617) 495-9524 or e-mail (

For information about housing, consult the ITAMP home page under "Living Accommodations."
Group computer facilities consist of Sun Sparc and Compaq Alpha workstations and several G4 Macs. Assistance is available to visitors in getting access to the computing they need.

Recipients of awards exceeding three months will be offered an opportunity to join an SAO-sponsored health insurance plan upon arrival. This insurance may also be obtained for eligible dependents: your spouse, your unmarried children under 19 years of age, and your unmarried children between 19 and 22 years of age if they attend school full-time. You may obtain this insurance for yourself and your dependents without medical examination by completing an enrollment form within the first 14 days of the beginning of your appointment. Should you elect to enroll in the group plan, your coverage will become effective on either the first or the fifteenth day of that month or the following month, depending on the beginning of your tenure and the enrollment date.