Theoretical Atomic, Molecular,
and Optical Physics at UConn


Welcome to the group of Robin Côté
at the Physics Department
of the University of Connecticut

News and Events
Spring 2017: Physics 6120: Molecular Physics


Our group explores theoretically atomic. molecular, and optical physics in a variety of systems, including their application to quantum information science. We are especially interested in their behavior under extreme conditions, such as in ultracold atomic and molecular gases. Our goal is to investigate interactions among atoms, molecules, and ions, and to use this knowledge to gain a better understanding of fundamental processes, notably entanglement and many-body aspects of mesoscopic systems. We also study the interaction of electromagnetic fields, such as laser light, with such systems.

These web pages give an introduction into our research projects and our group. We regularly offer positions at all levels, from undergraduate students to graduate students, to postdoctoral researchers. If you want to join our group, or for further information, please do not hesitate to contact us directly.

Our group is part of ARO MURI "Precision Chemical Dynamics and Quantum Control of Ultracold Molecular Ion Reactions" and part of our activities is funded by the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy, various agencies within the Department of Defense, the UConn Research Foundation, and the Research Corporation.

News and Events

  • ARO MURI Precision Chemical Dynamics and Quantum Control of Ultracold Molecular Ion Reactions Kickoff Meeting (UCLA, November 20-21 2014)
  • NASA Fundamental Physics PI Workshop (Pasadena, November 17-18 2014)
  • NASA's CAL ( Cold Atom Laboratory) obtained its first Bose-Einstein condensate. (JPL, Pasadena, September 26, 2014)

  • Contact: Prof. Robin Côté