Our group is broadly interested in the interaction of light with molecular systems, both in the weak and strong coupling regimes. What type of new quantum and classical phenomena or material properties can be obtained by interfacing organic dyes with microcavities, plasmonic arrays? How do we understand the linear and nonlinear spectroscopies of these systems? Our efforts are centered around chemical physics, but draw inspiration from condensed matter, materials science, and quantum optics. Students in the group will benefit from a training on analytical theory and numerical analysis.