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APS News has republished an opinion piece by Kristan Corwin originally in the Topeka Capital-Journal. Kristan argues that "Scientific Research Stimulates Kansas Economy". Kristan and
will be leaving us for
NIST soon, and we wish them well!
Adam Summers has been awarded the 2018
Laser Technology, Engineering and Applications Scholarship by
SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, for his potential contributions to the field of optics, photonics or related field. See our
news release for more.
We have been granted funding from the Department of Defense under the
Office of Naval Research. The grant, awarded to former K-State Physics assistant professor Carlos Trallero and current graduate research assistant
Derrek Wilson, will fund research to study the interaction of intense, long-wavelength, short pulses with solids and molecules. In addition, the proposal will allow the development of new techniques for the characterization of short pulses in this spectral region. Learn more from the
KSU press release.
Wednesday, 16 May 2018 is the International Day of Light. The UNESCO sponsored event provides an annual focal point for the continued appreciation of light and the role it plays in science, culture, art, and education. It will be celebrated by physicists attending CLEO that day, as well as in other OSA organized activities.
Following an internal search, the College of Arts and Sciences has named
Kristan Corwin as the new associate dean for research.
Since June 2017, Corwin has served as interim associate dean for research of the university's largest college, serving 22 academic departments, two ROTC programs, and two research centers. She succeeds Beth Montelone, who is now senior associate vice president for research. Corwin holds the rank of professor of physics and held the Ernest K. and Lillian E. Chapin professor in the Physics department. See more via the
KSU press release.
latest edition of the
Division of Laser Science newsletter is available.
Local Research in the News
Department of Energy's
Office of Science featured the work of
Artem Rudenko and
Daniel Rolles this December in
"Science Up-Close: Blasting Molecules with Extreme X-Rays".
JRM Professor Daniel Rolles and his group have published a video article in JoVE, the Journal of Visualized Experiments. They describe the key steps for performing and analyzing pump-probe experiments combining a femtosecond optical laser with a free-electron laser in order to study ultrafast photochemical reactions in gas-phase molecules. This work utilizes the CAMP instrument at FLASH, a soft x-ray free electron laser that is part of the German DESY laboratory. Daniel has also been newly awarded a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (NSF CAREER) grant.
In related developments. a group including both professors Daniel Rolles and Artem Rudenko have published new work conducted at the American hard x-ray FEL, the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS). The paper appeared in October in Nature Communications, and is the subject of a press release from DESY.
The latest work by Uwe Thumm's group has been featured on the cover of the
01 June issue of
Physical Review Letters. The paper is titled
"Imaging plasmonic fields with atomic spatiotemporal resolution".
Physical Review Letter by the
Ben-Itzhak and Esry groups has been featured in the "Physics Update" section of the May
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.
See older press releases concerning ultrafast physics at JRM.
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