Molecular physics department

Theory, modeling, and experiments

Presentation of the department

The Department of Molecular Physics brings together theorists and experimentalists working on the structure and dynamics of atomic and molecular systems, and their interaction with light. The department is organised around 5 research focuses whose preoccupations are both fundamental as well as applications in domains such as astrophysics, atmospheric, environmental or industrial physics.


The Department develops and uses numerical codes based on the quantum formalism; it also relies on a series of experimental original approaches. It is strongly involved in the exploitation of large facilities (SOLEIL, ESRF,...).