October 25, 2016
Newest Members of ITAMP

We wish to present the newest members of ITAMP, beautiful baby girl Yashi Adheeta of Swati Singh and husband, and handsome baby boy Kepler of Tony Lee and wife. Congratulations!

September 19, 2016
Ed Eyler

Ed Eyler, a well-known AMO experimentalist at UConn passed away on Monday, September 19, 2016, after a long battle with cancer. He was an exceptional high precision experimentalist. His obituary is here:

September 15, 2016
Debbie Jin

We are greatly saddened to learn that Debbie Jin​ at JILA​, ​a towering figure in atomic physics​ and a pioneer​ in​ the studies of ultracold Fermi gases, passed away on September 15​, 2016​. Our condolences go to her family and to John Bohn, a friend and colleague. ​

August 25, 2016
Dr. Katharine Blodgett Gebbie (1932-2016)

It's with great sadness that we report the passing of Dr. Katharine Blodgett Gebbie (1932-2016) on August 19. She was 84. For many years, she led the NIST Physical Lab (later Physical Measurement Lab) with grace and dedication. During her tenure, the Lab produced four Nobel prizes in physics. An amazing record. She was also a friend of ITAMP. From 2008-2011, she sat on the Advisory Board for ITAMP. We benefited tremendously from experience and insightful ideas on best move ITAMP forward. She will be greatly missed.

August 1, 2016
Igor Pikovski Receives Branco Weiss International Fellowship

Dr. Igor Pikovski has been selected as one of nine recipients of a 2016 Branco Weiss Fellowship, a fellowship for outstanding postdoctoral researchers awarded by the ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology). The fellowship grant is unique in that it can be used at any research institution throughout the world. As a Branco Weiss fellow, Pikovski will study novel quantum devices and methods to manipulate and control their quantum properties. His main goal is to explore how such systems can help probe the interplay between quantum physics and gravity. (For more details see the CfA announcement.)

July 11, 2016
View Latest Workshop

See presentations from the latest ITAMP conference, "Connecting Few-body and Many-body Pictures of Fractional Quantum Hall Physics."

View here.

May 27, 2016
ITAMP presentations at DAMOP 2016

Several ITAMP members presented invited and contributed talks and posters at the 47th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics (DAMOP).
The list by speaker can be found here.

January 8, 2016
ITAMP Research Featured

An ITAMP sponsored research on large carbon-containing molecules has been featured for the Center for Astrophysics Science Update ("Simulating the formation of carbon-rich molecules on an idealized graphitic surface," David W. Marshall and H. R. Sadeghpour, MNRAS; 455, 2889, 2016.)

November 30, 2015
Dalgarno Lecture Series

ITAMP is proud to announce the creation of a new lecture series, honoring Alex Dalgarno. The Dalgarno Lecture Series will inaugurate in Spring 2016. A committee to select a prominent lecturer has formed. The first lectures will be given in May 2016 by Prof. Tilman Pfau at Harvard and MIT. Nominations for this lecture series are welcomed and should be sent to H. Sadeghpour at

November 5, 2015
Fellowship Applications Deadline

The deadline for submission of all application materials for the ITAMP Postdoctoral Fellowship, including letters of reference, is Monday, November 23, 2015. For the application and more information see the ITAMP Postdoctoral Fellowship site.

October 19, 2015
Misha Lukin Wins the Julius Springer Prize for Applied Physics

This year's Julius Springer Prize for Applied Physics will be awarded to Prof. Mikhail Lukin (Harvard University), one of the world’s leading scientists in quantum optics and nanophotonics. Read more here.

October 13, 2015
ITAMPers Elected as 2015 American Physical Society Fellows

Three ITAMPers (past and present) were elected as the 2015 American Physical Society Fellows: James Babb, Vasili Kharchenko and Roman Krems. We wish these jolly good fellas well.
Their citations can be read here: