Molecular Physics Group
Molecular Physics is a flourishing interdisciplinary field of research in the United Kingdom, encompassing theoretical and experimental activity in many areas such as molecular reaction dynamics, laser chemistry/physics, spectroscopy, quantum chemistry, surfaces, and solid state physics.
Molecular physicists work at the interface of physics and chemistry and there is a need to promote and support the chemical physics community.
The objective of the subject group is to provide a forum for the promotion of this rapidly developing field of research. Closer links between scientists working at the interface of physics and chemistry, in both academia and industry, will be established. Contact and collaboration with other societies and groups will be actively pursued. All of this will promote the exchange of ideas and developments in the field of molecular physics. One-day general and specialised meetings, covering topical areas of molecular physics, will be organised throughout the year. The Group Committee welcomes suggestions for meetings which would be of interest to our members.
- to promote the interest of Molecular Physics within the IOP, EPSRC and the UK at large
- to establish closer links between physicists and chemists
- to establish closer links between industrial, governmental laboratory, and academic chemical physicists
- to promote the exchange of ideas and developments in the field of molecular physics
- to run meetings and workshops covering topical areas of molecular physics, but which cut across traditional disciplines
- to promote joint meetings with RSC subject groups and to arrange more formal ties to these groups
- to liaise with other interest groups in molecular physics, such as those within the German, Japanese and American Physical Societies