​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Welcome to: FYSC11​​​​ Physics: Atomic and Molecular Physics​



This course will give you fundamental knowledge of the structure of atoms and molecules and their interactions with electromagnetic radiation. The course illustrates the role of quantum mechanics as the fundamental theory for the
description of the microscopic world. In the experimental part you will work with
​modern spectroscopic techniques. We also want to show atomic physics as well as related areas such as laser physics, synchrotron radiation physics, molecular physics, and surface physics as a very large, active and wide research area in Lund.

The course will also train your problem-solving skill and your ability to write scientific reports.

Term: ​Autumn and Spring       
Period: ​
1​​​, 3

Level: ​G
Language: English
Coordinator: Lars En​gström​ (spring terms), Joachim Schnadt (autumn terms)
Requirements: L​UBAS
Schedule: TimeEdit​
Spring terms:
All information & materials for the spring version of this course is found on the Home Page

Form of teaching​​
The teaching consists of plenary lectures, group tuition and supervision in connection with laboratory sessions, computer exercises, and seminars. The lectures are mainly devoted to an overview of the theoretical course and problem-solving. Dissemination of research results is an important element in the course. The laboratory work mainly consists of laboratory sessions, computer exercises, and overviews in connection to these.
All items belonging to the laboratory work is compulsory. The laboratory items of the course is given a total score and the lab performance is graded. It is an essential part
​of the course that the student presents given assignments to the group. ​

Lectures: ​46 hours
Exercises: 14 hours
Projects: 24 hours


The examination routines contain both written hand-ins and a written exam. Normally, three examinations are given per academic year and module. Also the lab reports are part of the examination and will be graded. ​
Grading scale: U-G-VG


We recommend that the students consider the following books as a companion to the course:
  • W. Demtröder, Atoms, Molecules and Photons (available as an e-book from the University Library)
  • H. Haken and H. C. Wolf, The Physics of Atoms and Quanta (available as an e-book from the University Library)
  • B. H. Bransden and C. J. Joachain, Pjhysics of Atoms and Molecules (more advanced text on Atomic and Molecular Physics)
  • Christopher J. Foot, Atomic Physics, Oxford University Press. Available as an e-book
  • A. Thorne, U. Litzén, S. Johansson, Spectrophysics, Principles and Applications, available from Media-Tryck, Sölvegatan 14 (less suitable as a textbook, but good companion for some parts of the course and the labs)

In addition, you might want to refer to the course book of Basic Quantum Mechanics FYSB11:

  • Gunnar Ohlén, Kvantvärldens fenomen: teori och begrepp (in part also available in English - ask the teachers)

Autumn terms: All information & materials are found on the Live@Lund pages.

​​Teachers and Assistants
Autumn terms:

Joachim Schnadt, joachim.schnadt@sljus.lu.se​​​​
Jan Knudsen, jan.knudsen@maxiv.lu.se

Lab assistants:​
Lukas Wittenbecher, lukas.wittenbecher@sljus.lu.se
​Hampus Nilsson, 
hampus.nilsson@astro.lu.se​Payam Shayesteh, payam.shayesteh@sljus.lu.se

Problem-solving​ sessions:
Bart Oostenrijk, bart.oostenrijk@sljus.lu.se 

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