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:

September 1, 2015
ITAMP Named "New" NSF-Funded Center for AMO Theory

It's with great excitement that I announce the selection of ITAMP as a "new" NSF-funded center for AMO theory in the U.S. That the Institute has existed for more than 25 years is known to everyone, but its selection in an open competition and the new round of funding for its activity is not only a reflection of support by the AMO community for its activities, but is certainly a call for action on our part to further engage the AMO physics and outreach to the broader scientific community and the public.

April 9, 2015
Alex Dalgarno, Giant of Science, Dies

Everyone at ITAMP is saddened to learn of the death of Prof. Alex Dalgarno, a giant in theoretical AMO physics. He died peacefully on Thursday April 9. Alex will be hugely missed.

February 16, 2013
Alex Dalgarno Awarded the Prestigious Benjamin Franklin Medal in Physics

We're pleased to announce that Alex Dalgarno has been awarded the prestigious
Benjamin Franklin Medal in Physics by the Franklin Institute. More information on the award is available here.

New Baby Announcement

Were are ha​p​py to announce that ​Prof. ​Paola Cappellaro and her husband, James Seo had their baby boy, Leonardo Jaemin Seo, on July 17th, 4:35am. ​H​e was 3.3 kg and 52cm.