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.


14 April 2023

We had great SLAM representation at the 2023 APS April Meeting GPMFC Workshop on Precision Measurements in the US Long-Range Plan for Nuclear Physics.

4 February 2023

Whitepaper "Opportunities for Fundamental Physics Research with Radioactive Molecules" has been posted to the arXiv.

Upcoming Events

SLAM Organizing Event, Hybrid @ FRIB, Aug 8

Stay tuned for details

Low Energy Community Meeting @ FRIB, Aug 9-11

NSAC Long Range Plan

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.

Job Postings

Postdoctoral Opportunity in Optically‐pumped Atomic Magnetometers

A postdoctoral researcher position is immediately available in the Magnetic Resonance Laboratory at George Mason University. The laboratory studies quantum sensors used to detect magnetic fields in the radio‐frequency range. The research involves understanding and exploiting spin dynamics, to push atomic magnetometers to their quantum noise limits, while at the same time exploring new ways to use, as well as compactify, these ultra‐sensitive sensors. The successful candidate will design and implement atomic‐ magnetometer arrays to measure magnetic field tensors in an open environment. Spatial mapping of fields allows for localization of signal sources. Sensor development will be done in collaboration with Twinleaf. Individuals from minoritized and/or underrepresented populations are particularly encouraged to apply.

Click here to view details of the announcement.

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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