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October 1, 2006

Wells Appointed to DAMOP Committee

SIOUX FALLS, SD - Eric Wells has been appointed to the three-member Education Committee for the American Physical Society's Division of Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics (DAMOP). The function of the DAMOP Education Committee is to organize public information sessions, promote undergraduate research, and to solicit and administer funds for support of student travel to DAMOP meetings.

DAMOP was founded in 1943 and was the first division of the American Physical Society. Its central focus is fundamental research on atoms, simple molecules, electrons and light, and their interactions. It plays an enabling role underlying many areas of science through the development of methods for the control and manipulation of atoms, molecules, charged particles and light, through precision measurements and calculations of their properties, and through the invention of new ways to generate light with specific properties. The annual DAMOP meeting is the largest national gathering of the atomic, molecular, and optical physics community and attracts a considerable number of international scientists as well. The 2007 annual meeting will be jointly with the Canadian Association of Physics' Division of Atomic and Molecular Physics in Calgary , Alberta , from June 5-9.

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