The year 2020 marks the 25th anniversary of the formal inauguration of the Institute of Atomic and Molecular Sciences (IAMS) and the 38th anniversary of its inception. IAMS has grown from a young institute to a mature one with multiple research areas, including chemical dynamics and spectroscopy, atomic physics and optical science, advanced materials and surface science, and biophysics and bioanalytical technology. Annually, we have senior colleagues accomplishing their mission and retiring as many new, energetic, and brilliant young scientists join the institute. A newsletter to share with the community about happenings in IAMS is a natural means of covering our achievements, new members, retirements, awards, students, and activities. Through this newsletter, we hope to provide more understanding of IAMS and attract new members among the faculty, staff, and students.
Kuei-Hsien Chen, Director