Forthcoming Events

29.07.2018 - 03.08.2018, University of New England, Biddeford, US
16.08.2018 - 17.08.2018, South Campus, University of Copenhagen
28.08.2018 - 31.08.2018, Lausanne


Fabrizio Carbone promoted Associate Professor of Physics- in the EPFL School of Basic Sciences from 1st of August
New scientific highlights- by MUST PIs Ursula Keller, Gebhard Schertler / Jörg Standfuss, Majed Chergui, Peter Hamm
White Paper Photonics Switzerland- presented June 20, 2018 at the Swissmem "Industrietag"
Ursula Keller portrayed in the NZZ -Laserlicht ist das schönste Licht der Welt
Ursula Keller: Nomination for European Inventor Award 2018Ursula Keller is nominated for the Lifetime Achievement Award - VOTE
New scientific highlights- by MUST PIs Ursula Keller, Thomas Feuer, Majed Chergui, Hans Jakob Wörner, Jean-Pierre Wolf and Ursula Röthlisberger
ERC Advanced Grants for Ursula Keller and Ruth Signorell- a major success for women scientists in the NCCR MUST
ETH WPF General Assembly - 28 March 2018Video-conferencing in Zürich and Lausanne
Thomas Feuer: Vortrag über THz Strahlung (in German)- in der Physikalischen Gesellschaft Zürich (PGZ)
Ursula Keller awarded the IEEE Photonics Award 2018 -for her work as a pioneer in the field of ultrafast lasers
Jean-Pierre Wolf to Receive ZEISS Research Award - for his groundbreaking application of laser pulses in researching the earth’s atmosphere

XXI International Conference on Ultrafast Phenomena

Date So, 15.07.2018 - Fr, 20.07.2018
Location Grand Elysée Hotel, Hamburg, Germany
Program The Ultrafast Phenomena Conferences are held every two years and are widely recognized as the premier and main international forum for gathering the community of scientists and engineers working in research and technology related to ultrafast phenomena. It is indeed a unique opportunity to bring together atomic, molecular and condensed matter physicists, physical chemists, biophysicists and scientists developing new tools, methodologies and techniques, all working on the science of ultrafast phenomena. These phenomena cover the time scales ranging from picoseconds (1 ps = 10-12 s) to hundreds of attoseconds (1 as = 10-18 s).

The conference will feature the following invited speakers:

Thomas Elsässer, Max Born Institute, Germany
Nuh Gedik, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Peter Hommelhoff, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
Ursula Keller, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Dongho Kim, Yonsei University, Korea
Dwayne Miller, Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter, Germany
Hans Jakob Wörner, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Junko Yano, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA

In the past ten years, the field of ultrafast phenomena has moved ahead in a breathtaking fashion, thanks in part, to the development of new laser-based as well as accelerator-based sources of ultrashort pulses of electrons and light, such as high harmonic generation, few-cycle optical pulses, sources of short wavelength radiation such as x-ray free electron lasers. The spectral range of ultrashort pulses of radiation has been extended to the long wavelength range such as Terahertz radiation, and the short wavelength range such as vacuum ultraviolet and the soft and hard X-ray domains. Together with the development of new methodologies, e.g. multidimensional spectroscopies, THz spectroscopy, electron-based techniques (EELS, PINEM, UED, etc.) and x-ray based techniques such as serial femtosecond coherent diffractive imaging, these great leaps forward are delivering an impressive degree of insight into phenomena both within atoms and between atoms and up in scale to macromolecular systems.

At the same time, the flexibility in methodologies opens perspectives for major applications in the fields of solar energy, molecular electronics, optoelectronic devices, biomimetic devices, etc... Last but not least, all this is accompanied by an improvement in theoretical models, strongly supported by the increase in computational power, which are indispensable for our understanding of phenomena on such ultra short time scales.

The Ultrafast Phenomena Conference series started in 1976 and are held every two years. The 2018 edition will be the XXIst of the series and it will be the sixth time it is hosted in Europe. It will bring together a multidisciplinary group of scientists and engineers sharing a common interest in the generation, manipulation and use of ultra short pulses in the picosecond to the attosecond regimes and their applications to studies of ultrafast phenomena in physics, chemistry, materials science, electronics, biology, engineering, and medical applications. In addition, submissions involving real world applications of ultrafast technology will be encouraged. Finally, a tabletop exhibit featuring leading companies in lasers, optics and optoelectronics and instrumentation will be held in conjunction with the meeting.

We look forward to welcoming you in Hamburg, home of the World’s most powerful X-ray laser, the European XFEL, for an exciting scientific event!

Jennifer Ogilvie, University of Michigan, USA
Giulio Cerullo, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
UP 2018 General Chairs

Franz Kärtner, DESY-CFEL and University of Hamburg, Germany
Munira Khalil, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
Ruxin Li, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, China
UP 2018 Program Chairs

Franz Kärtner, DESY-CFEL and University of Hamburg, Germany
UP 2018 Local Chair
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