Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics

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

Laser lab

What we do

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.

The AMO group is based in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, in the School of Mathematical & Physical Sciences.

Our next AMO conference will take place on 30 March 2022 14:00-18:00 in Chichester 1 and will be followed by ‘Pizza in Pevensey’ from 18:00-20:00. All AMO faculty, research fellows and doctoral researchers are invited to attend. Please sign up with the conference registration form.

Professor Matthias Keller, AMO Group Leader: contact details and profile

Contact us

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

Visit us

Directions to the University
It's easy to reach us by public or private transport.  Find out more about your travel options here.

Campus map
Our AMO faculty and research groups are based in the School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, in Pevensey-2 Building. Find Pevensey-2 Building at grid reference 3C on the campus map.

Visitors arriving by car
The Science car park, P1, is the nearest car park to Pevensey-2 building.  Ask your host, or the School Office (located in the main entrance foyer, Pevensey-2 building), for a parking voucher ahead of your visit.



MSc in Quantum Technology

The pioneering MSc in Quantum Technology is managed by the AMO group and has been running since 2011.  Enquiries to the Convenor: 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.