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Local Research in the News
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.
A collaboration of physicists, including our own Artem Rudenko, has used the
Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS)
to find a way to strip most of the electrons from xenon atoms, creating a “supercharged,” strongly positive state
at energies previously thought too low. The LCLS is a new facility at the US Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.
The work, "Ultra-efficient ionization of heavy atoms by intense X-ray free-electron laser pulses" was recently
published by Nature Photonics. It has received a
great deal of attention, including a story on the popular technology site,
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).
Professor Brett DePaola has been selected to receive the 2013
Presidential Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.
Brett brings the "trophy" back to Physics after 10 years.
Past recipients of this award from Physics are Sorensen (2002),
Chakrabarti (2002), and Weaver (2003).
Derrek Wilson, a first year graduate student here in the JRM Lab, has
been awarded a National Science Foundation
Graduate Research Fellowship.
He will be working with Carlos Trallero on the optics development of the new HITS laser
and will use this laser for ultrafast studies.
The laboratory's office has moved to CW306.
February 2013 edition of the
Division of Laser Science newsletter is available.
Web Site Updates
With the start of the new semester, 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 2013 is now available, featuring, among other news,
details of the JRM lab's recent expansion of our ultrafast laser facilities. Read the
entire newsletter or just the
JRM contribution (pdf).
A new science feature story has been added in recognition of
Artem Rudenko receiving the
VUVX Conference Award.
In April 2012, Itzik Ben-Itzhak was named a Distinguished Professor. A new feature story and a new
photo gallery were added in recognition of the honor.
Our set of photo galleries documenting our lab
remodeling continued to grow. The galleries are frequently updated as progress is now both visible and swift.
- Download the Acrobat version of
our latest visitor's guide.