Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics

Welcome to Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics research at Sussex University

Laser lab

General information

Atomic, Molecular, and Optical (AMO) research at Sussex University is devoted to the study of fundamental physics and quantum effects using the techniques of atomic and laser physics.

This group is part of the Department of Physics and Astronomy within the School of Mathematical & Physical Sciences.


Dr Jacob Dunningham, contact details and profile

Main office postal address

Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics research group (AMO),
c/o School Office (Room 3A20),
Pevensey 2 Building,
School of Mathematical & Physical Sciences,
University of Sussex,
Falmer, Brighton BN1 9QH, UK.


T  +44 (0) 1273 678557

Information for visitors

Directions to the University

Campus map
AMO faculty are in Pevensey-2 Building, marked as 26, to the west of the Science Car park, Car Park no. 1, as shown on the campus map.

Visitors arriving by car
Park in any campus carpark.  The Science car park, car park no. 1 is nearest to AMO which is in Pevensey-2 building.  Ask your host, or the School Office (main entrance foyer, Pevensey-2 building, shown as 50L on the campus map), for a parking voucher to display in your windscreen.  Please do not use the "Visitor's car park" as this is password protected.




Faculty in AMO physics have become involved in Quantum Technology Hubs

Press release 26th November 2014 Sussex AMO group members set to receive £5.5m for the development of quantum devices.

Nature Communications publication from the group of Dr. Marco Peccianti and Dr. Alessia Pasquazi

Dr. Marco Peccianti and Dr. Alessia Pasquazi, within an international collaboration involving groups in the UK, China, Australia, and Canada achieved a breakthrough in quantum technologies. The results have been published on prestigious journal Nature Communications

AMO Seminars

Incoming AMO seminars
5th Nov. Alberto Rodriguez (Freiburg)
11th Nov. Stefan Kuhr (Glasgow ) 
12th Nov. Ryan Barnett (Imperial College)
26th Nov. Maziar Nezhad (Bangor University)
3rd   Dec. Michael Hartmann (Heriot-Watt)

MSc in Frontiers of Quantum Technology

The pioneering MSc in Frontiers of Quantum Technology is managed by the AMO group and has been running since 2011.  Enquiries: Dr Marco Peccianti


SEPnet logo

We are a member of SEPnet (South East Physics Network), a partnership of six Physics departments in the South East of England, working together to advance and sustain Physics as a strategically important subject for the UK economy and its science base in the region.