PhD School in Atomic and Molecular Photonics

The Doctoral School in Atomic and Molecular Photonics was born under the inspiration of the advanced multidisciplinary research carried on, since 1991, at the European Laboratory for Non Linear Spectroscopy (LENS) of the University of Florence. Thanks to the wide range of internal competences, to the frequent exchange of researchers of different countries, to the advanced instrumentation available, LENS is a center of excellence for interdisciplinary research in different areas, linked by the common use of laser light as the key tool of investigation. Since many years, LENS parallels his research with a highly qualified educational activity (in several occasions LENS has been “Marie Curie training centre”). The Atomic and Molecular Photonics PhD program is the result of fruitful collaboration between LENS, University of Florence, Universidad Complutense in Madrid and Imperial College in London. The presence, within the teaching staff of the school, of different skills and competences (chemistry, physics, material sciences, biophysics and biology) presents to the students an educational offer that goes beyond the traditional schemes and curricular activities. The body of knowledge and skills that students can acquire is made even richer by the possibility of visiting laboratories at the partner universities and at other research institution worldwide.