Welcome to the SLAM! Community, a hub for physics with Short-Lived Atoms and Molecules

We want to bring together a community of scientists and engineers working across a wide range of fields, including AMO physics, nuclear physics, radiochemistry, physical chemistry, radioactive beams, astrophysics, precision measurement, and more, to realize the opportunities offered by atoms and molecules containing short-lived, radioactive nuclei.

Community Resources

This page is a work in progress. Please email Nick Hutzler if you want to add or post something.

Upcoming Events

NSAC Long Range Plan Town Halls

Town Hall meetings to address the NSAC charge for a new long range plan for nuclear science are being planned. The Fundamental Symmetries, Neutrons and Neutrinos Town Hall The meeting will be held December 13-15 at the Friday Center for Continuing Education in Chapel Hill, NC. Registration for the meeting is now open. The community is invited to provide input to this Town Hall in the form of Topical White Papers, with a deadline of Nov. 25, 2022.

Everyone who wants to participate in the process is encouraged to join the NSAC Long Range Plan community, the dedicated APS Engage website, to follow the process.

2023 Radioactive Molecules Workshop @ TRIUMF

New Opportunities for Fundamental Physics Research with Radioactive Molecules. Tentatively scheduled for July 10-14 at TRIUMF. Mark your calendars!


There will soon be an FRIB User's Group for precision measurements with radioactive isotopes. Stay tuned for details about how to join.

Funding Opportunities

FRIB Visiting Scholar Program for Experimental Science 2023 (Due Feb 1 2023)

The Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) invites applications for the FRIB Visiting Scholar Program for Experimental Science 2023. The program was started to encourage and help junior researchers to establish a research program at FRIB. The Award supports collaborations at FRIB for junior/non-tenured faculty or staff members. The award consists of a stipend of $5,000 intended to support collaboration. Each year up to two awards will be made.

Interested individuals should send a CV and a 1-2 page description of the research program and specific goals of the collaboration to Jill Berryman.The deadline for the applications is February 1, 2023. For more information on the award, including a list of past winners, please see this webpage.

Job Postings

Assistant Professor - MIT

We are happy to share that the MIT Physics department will be holding a faculty search this year in Experimental Particle and Nuclear Physics. As you might know, the MIT physics department hosts a large and diverse research program in experimental Particle and Nuclear Physics that include a growing effort in the areas of nuclear structure and reactions, fundamental symmetries, and other related topics, and we welcome all potential candidates to apply for this search. Additional details on this search can be found here.

Assistant Professor-FRIB/NSCL Faculty

The Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) at Michigan State University (MSU) is seeking outstanding candidates for a junior faculty position at the rank of assistant professor in experimental nuclear science establishing a program aimed at tests of fundamental symmetries using rare isotopes. Examples include, but are not limited to, using rare isotopes for searches of permanent electric dipole moments and other time-reversal symmetry violating moments, studies of parity violation, and other precision measurements with sensitivity to Beyond Standard Model Physics.

Click here to view details and apply, or contact Jaideep Singh for more information.

Scientist FRIB/NSCL - Low-Energy Rare Isotope Beam Scientist

The Facility for Rare Isotope Beams is searching for a self-driven, energic, scientist who enjoys solving complex problems. As a Low-Energy Rare Isotope Beam Scientist, you will: operate beam stopping systems including linear gas stoppers, a cyclotron gas stopper, a batch-mode-ion source system, as well as mass separation and beam transport systems, and supporting the maintenance of those; prepares and develop new beams and contributes to continuous efforts aiming at increased beam purity and higher beam rates; contribute to technical innovation related to ion sources, solid-stopper ion source systems, low-energy beam optics, ion manipulation instrumentation, and specialized detection systems for low-energy rare isotope beams; perform calculations using both analytical as well as computer modeling in support of these developments.

See full job posting at Careers @ MSU.

Postdoc Position Announcement: Postdoctoral Researcher in Low-Energy Experimental Nuclear Physics at LLNL

The Nuclear Physics and Accelerator Technology Group at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher to conduct the beta decay studies performed at ANL/TAMU and other facilities. The successful candidate will become a part of the team’s effort to study the properties of unstable nuclei that are important to astrophysical r-process nucleosynthesis, nuclear energy, and national-security applications.

More details about the position and a link to the application page can be found here.

Any questions about this position can be directed to Kay Kolos.

The position will remain opened until filled.

Previous Events

2021 Workshop: New Opportunities for Fundamental Physics Research with Radioactive Molecules (Virtual Meeting).

2022 DAMOP Satellite Meeting. You may view a recording and the slides of the presentation.

Fundamental Symmetries Workshop @ FRIB (November 2022)

New Postings

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