This indispensable resource offers unparalleled coverage in a single volume of the many interrelated disciplines of atomic, molecular, and optical (AMO) physics
Along with a summary of key ideas, techniques, and results, many chapters offer you diagrams of apparatus, graphs, and tables of data
From atomic spectroscopy to applications in comets, one finds contributions from over 100 leading authors, all carefully edited to ensure uniformity of coverage and style
Provides a unique starting point for graduate students who are beginning their research, with a comprehensive index for easy discovery of topics, whilst also acting as a guide to the literature for further reading
Gordon W.F. Drake, FRSC, is a University Professor of Physics at the University of Windsor, Canada, and Principal of Canterbury College affiliated with the University of Windsor. He is a past Chair of the APS Division of Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics (DAMOP), the IUPAP Commission C15, and is a past President of the Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP). He continued to serve on the Executive of the CAP as Director, International Affairs, and Chair of the Canadian National IUPAP Liaison Committee until 2014. He received his B.Sc. degree from McGill University, 1964, M.Sc. from the University of Western Ontario, 1965, and Ph.D. from York University, 1967, followed by a postdoctoral position at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (1967-69). He has published 230 refereed research papers, and is widely cited for his high precision calculations for two and three-electron atoms, including relativistic and quantum electrodynamic effects. He has received numerous prizes and awards for his work, including a Killam Fellowship (1990-92), the Canadian Association of Physicists Medal for Achievement in Physics (1994), the Windsor Alumnni Teaching Award (2003), and the Peter Kirkby Memorial Medal for Outstanding Service to Canadian Physics (2015).