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Local Research in the News
Uwe Thumm, professor of physics,
has been appointed Femtosecond and Attosecond Science and Technology (FAST) fellow at the Swiss National Center of Competence in Research Molecular Ultrafast Science and Technology. The Swiss center is an interdisciplinary research program launched by the Swiss National Science Foundation in 2010. It brings together 15 Swiss research groups working in ultrafast science across the fields of physics and chemistry and aims to create new experimental and theoretical tools and to apply them to unravel the fastest processes in the physics and chemistry of natural and man-made matter.
Scientists at SLAC's Linac Coherent Light Source, including our own Artem Rudenko, used an optical laser to orient molecules along a common axis, like a compass needle to a magnet, and then used X-ray laser pulses to explore structural details.
Research from CD Lin's AMO group with researchers at Ohio State University appears on the cover of the September issue of
Laser Focus World. Their research has demonstrated gas-phase molecular imaging on the femtosecond time scale with unprecedented spatiotemporal resolution isomg laser-induced electron diffraction.
JRM researchers have produced yet another video abstract to accompany a paper published by the Institue of Physics (IOP).
The paper, by Wei-Chun Chu and C D Lin, can be found in the Journal of Physics B.
The new video abstract joins an earlier presentation by Jarlath McKenna, et al, found in the
New Journal of Physics.
See older press releases concerning ultrafast physics at JRM.
Experimental and theoretical physicists from around the world will gather at
Kansas State University Nov. 4-6 for an Institute for Theoretical Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, or ITAMP, Workshop.
This workshop is a joint venture between Harvard University and the James R. Macdonald Laboratory in K-State's physics department.
Artem Rudenko has received the VUVX Conference Award
"for his exceptional contributions to laser and X-ray science in atomic and molecular physics. Using ultra-short and phase stabilized
laser pulses and Free-Electron Lasers, he has been the driving force for benchmark experiments from the VUV to the X-ray regime."
The VUVX Conference Award recognizes outstanding experimental and/or theoretical
contributions to the scientific areas of relevance to this conference series, ranging from condensed matter studies to gas-phase and
cluster research. It is to be awarded to a scientist in mid-career, who has made significant contributions to the field over the past
decade or more.
Kansas State University is pleased to announce the formation of a
student chapter of the Optical Society of America (OSA).
The laboratory's office has moved to CW306.
August 2013 edition of the
Division of Laser Science newsletter is available.
Web Site Updates
The Physics Department sports a brand-new web site.
The new site unifies the Department and the University sites with a common look, feel and branding.
The Physics department newsletter for 2014 is now available, featuring, among other news,
details of the JRM researchers' accomplishments. Read the
newsletter here (pdf).
A new science feature story has been added featuring work done by here by alumnus Eric Wells, his students and collaborators. The work uses genetic algorithms to mold laser pulses to do adaptive strong-field control of molecules.
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our latest visitor's guide.