Welcome to Atomic Physics!

The Division of Atomic Physics at the Faculty of Engineering (LTH), Lund University, Sweden has a staff of over 50 researchers including guest researchers and graduate students. The research at the division is mainly based on the use of lasers, ranging from diode lasers to terawatt lasers at the High-Power Laser Facility. Some areas of research are: fundamental atomic and molecular physics including interactions between intense laser-fields and matter and VUV/XUV laser spectroscopy, quantum electronics, quantum optics and solid state spectroscopy, applied molecular spectroscopy, laser applications in medicine and biology, and industrial applications.


Open position: Doctoral student in Physics with focus on ultrafast X-ray science

Last application date: 11 December 2023.

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Tenure-track position in Experimental quantum technology.

The Department of Physics at Lund University, Faculty of Engineering invites applications for a position as Assistant Professor in Physics with a focus on Experimental Quantum Technology ( The deadline is Nov 3, 2023

The position is supported by the Wallenberg Centre for Quantum Technology (WACQT). WACQT is a > 100 M€, 12-year initiative with the purpose of advancing Swedish academia and industry to the forefront of quantum technology, and to build a Swedish quantum computer. WACQT is committed to promoting career development, diversity and gender equality through networking and supporting activities.

In addition to salary for the holder, WACQT provides funding for a 4-year PhD position, a 2-year postdoc position and 6 million Swedish kronor for experimental equipment.

The position includes teaching, typically 20 % of a full-time position averaged over the entire period of the employment.

Physics with a focus on experimental quantum technology

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The research area for the position is experimental quantum technology with light/matter interaction. The applicant is expected to define the area more closely in a research plan as part of the application (see below). Examples of possible orientations in the field can be quantum communication, quantum memories, quantum computer hardware, quantum gates, slow or fast light and quantum biophotonics or specializations bordering those above.

Anders Persson is awarded the Royal Physiographic Society Prize to Technical Staff

Congratulations Anders!

The Royal Physiographic Society of Lund, has decided to award Dr. Anders Persson (Atomic Physics, Lund University) the 2023 Royal Physiographic Society Prize to Technical Staff that has in a significant way contributed to research activities at Lund University or at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.


The very, very, very long list of people who got help to succeed with their scientific endeavours are greatful to Anders and are happy and proud that his efforts were recoginized.

The Nobel Prize in Physics awarded to Anne L'Huillier

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2023 was awarded to Pierre Agostini, Ferenc Krausz and Anne L’Huillier "for experimental methods that generate attosecond pulses of light for the study of electron dynamics in matter" The Nobel Prize in Physics 2023 - Prize announcement


A big congratulation to the Nobel laureate from all proud colleagues, friends, past and present co-workers


Prestigious award to Anne L'Huillier

Professor Anne L’Huillier has been awarded the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Basic Sciences. She shares the price with Paul Corkum (University of Ottawa, Canada) and Ferenc Krausz (Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, Germany). They get the price for enabling subatomic particles to be observed in motion over the shortest time scale captured by science:    corkum-ferenc-krausz/

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