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Teams led by three Kansas State University researchers have been
awarded National Science Foundation Major Research Instrumentation grants. The grants will provide more than $2.5 million to advance understanding of lipids, agriculturally significant gases and nanoparticles, as well as student training and regional research capacity. One project was proposed by our own Kristan Corwin and Brian Washburn. Another comes from our frequent collaborator in the Chemistry department, Christine Aikens.
Kristan Corwin, recently appointed the Ernest K. and Lillian E. Chapin chair and professor of physics, has been named interim associate dean for research of the College of Arts and Sciences by Dean Amit Chakrabarti. "I am delighted to serve the college as interim associate dean for research," Corwin said. "I look forward to engaging with and supporting RSCAD across our college. I am grateful for the strong foundation laid by Beth Montelone, former associate dean for research, and excited to build on it." In addition ot her many new challenges, Kristan will be maintaining her research projects here in the JRM Lab. Read the
K-State press release with a complete description of the associate dean's duties.
More than 70 undergraduate students from universities and colleges across the United States will spend their summer in a lab or in the field conducting research and earning a graduate student-like experience through
eight summer undergraduate research programs offered by the university. This includes the
Physics Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU).
We are hosting the 2017 KS-NE Symposium on "Imaging and Controlling Ultrafast Dynamics of Atoms, Molecules, and Nanostructures" on Friday, 31 March 2017. Read our symposium web page, our
press release, or see the
full schedule (in Acrobat/pdf format).
Our Department of Energy grant was renewed! We get to keep working for another three years. Read the full story in the K-State
latest edition of the
Division of Laser Science newsletter is available.
Local Research in the News
Derrek Wilson, a JRM doctoral student, was selected as the 2017 Ultrafast Optics XI Conference award winner in the Ultrafast Optical Phenomena Technical Group Outstanding Poster Presentation Award. Derrek presented his poster "Generating few-cycle pulses in the long wave infrared for use in strong field science" in Jackson, Wyoming, October 8-13. Derrek received a certificate as well as a monetary prize.
JRM graduate student Adam Summers
was recently invited by the Department of Defense (DoD) to serve as a
featured speaker at the inaugural
Science, Technology, and Innovation Exchange (STIx) event.
The event showcased the impacts made by DoD science and technology investments, outcomes, and innovations.
JRM researchers and their collaborators have published unexpected results in Nature.
Press releases from K-State,
SLAC all describe how "physicists create a 'molecular black hole' using ultra-intense X-ray pulses". Further popularizations can be found in
Scientific American and Newsweek.
Photonics Online has named our invention of
hollow-core fiber gas lasers as one of their
"Top 10" news stories of 2016. See also the original story reports below.
For the second time in a month, the CD Lin theory group has published
a paper in the prestigious journal
The latest paper, "Observing the ultrafast buildup of a Fano resonance in the time domain",
is a collaboration with Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics and Vienna University of Technology.
A second collaboration also reports the effect in a
More details and popular explanations can be found in the
Vienna press releases.
Our CD Lin and AT Le, in collaboration with the Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO), have published new findings on molecular imaging in Science. The paper is titled
"Ultrafast electron diffraction imaging of bond breaking in di-ionized acetylene", and is further explained in a
Science Perspective article, a
K-State press release and an
ICFO press release.
See older press releases concerning ultrafast physics at JRM.
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