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01.06.2022 - 30.06.2022, Grindelwald, Switzerland
27.06.2022 - 29.06.2022, University College London, UK


NCCR MUST at Scientifica 2021- Lightning, organic solar cells, and virtual molecules
#NCCRWomen- NCCR MUST celebrates 50 years women’s right to vote in Switzerland
Kick-Off dynaMENT Mentoring for Women in Natural Sciences- with Ursula Keller as plenary speaker
Four new scientific highlights- by MUST PIs Chergui / Milne / Beaud / Staub, by Wolf / Röthlisberger, by Wörner, and Keller
Photon Science Roadmap- for Research Infrastructures 2025-2028 by the Swiss Photon Community
Proof of concept ERC Grant for Ursula Keller Dual-comb laser driven terahertz spectrometer for industrial sensing (DC-THz)
Majed Chergui - elected to the European Academy of Sciences
Ruth Signorell - elected to the European Academy of Sciences
Farewell and Welcome!Chris Milne leaves for the European XFEL, Camila Bacellar takes over
SY-GAIA expedition - measures aerosols in the North-Atlantic

ETH-FAST Fellows

Angel Rubio, May 14 - 16, 2019

    Managing director of the Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter and the director of its theory department

Tutorial topics:
Time-dependent density-functional theory (TDDFT)
Many-Body Techniques (MBT)

Tuesday, May 14: 13:45 - 15:30, HPF G6
Wednesday, May 15: 9:45 - 11:30, HIT F32 and 12:45 - 15:30, HPF G6 (at ETH Hönggerberg)

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Anthony Starace, May 11 - 21, 2016

    George Holmes University Professor of Physics
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Department of Physics and Astronomy
208 Theodore Jorgensen Hall
855 N 16th St.
Lincoln, NE 68588-0299

Tutorial topics: attosecond science, intense laser-atom interactions and theoretical atomic physics

Tuesday, May 17 and Wednesday, May 18, 16.45 - 19.30pm, HPF G6, ETH Hönggerberg

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Yulia Pushkar, May 15 - November 30, 2015

    Associate Professor of Physics
Purdue University
Department of Physics and Astronomy
West Lafayette, Indiana 47907-2036

Tutorial topic: Bright, ultrashort X-ray pulses and what you can imagine doing with them.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015, 5-8pm, HPF G6, ETH Science City

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Nirit Dudovich, October 27 - 30, 2014

    Professor of Physics
Attosecond Science
Physics of complex systems
Weizmann Institute of Science
Rehovot, Israel

Tutorial topics:
  • Looking into the optical cycle via high harmonics spectroscopy
  • Recollision processes – from measurement to control
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Uwe Thumm, September 29 - October 3, 2014

    Professor of Physics
James R. Macdonald Laboratory
and Department of Physics
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506-2604, USA

Tutorial topics:
  • Femtosecond physics: Imaging intramolecular forces and nuclear wave functions in small molecules with ultrashort laser and XUV pulses
  • Attosecond physics: Time-resolved coherent excitation and photoelectron emission from atoms, nanoparticles, and solid surfaces
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André Bandrauk, May 7 - 9, 2014

    Canada Research Chair / Computational Chemistry & Photonics
Professor of Theoretical Chemistry
Département de Chimie, Faculté de Sciences
Université de Sherbrooke
Sherbrooke (Québec), Canada  J1K 2R1

  I - from Schroedinger to Dirac to Maxwell
  II - Linear to Circular Polarization “Attosecond”  Pulses-Generation and Applications

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Martina Havenith, April 16 - 25, 2014

    C4-Professor (chair)
Department of Physical Chemistry
Laserspectroscopy and Biophotonics
Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany

Tutorial topics:
- THz sources and THz applications – an overview
- Some like it cool – THz absorption studies of as a tool to study biomolecular hydration
- Watching the dance of water in the hydration shell of ions and biomolecules in the THz frequency range
- Observing the rattling modes of ions in the THz Range

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Robin Santra, January 15 - 16, 2013

Robin Santra    Center for Free-Electron Laser Science, DESY, Hamburg, Germany

Tutorial topic
Theory of interacting electrons in electromagnetic fields

Tuesday,  January 15,       09:15 - 12:00 and 13:15 - 14:00, HCI J4
Wednesday, January 16,   09:15 - 12:00 and 13:15 - 15:00
, HCI J4

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About Robin Santra:
CFEL Theory Division
Ab Initio X-ray Physics 

Joseph Eberly, November 1 - 2, 2012 

JEberly    University of Rochester, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Rochester, NY
Tutorial topics
Lecture 1: "What is the SENE approach to high-field atomic effects?"
Lecture 2: "Understanding light polarization a bit better"

Thursday, November 1, 17:00 - 19:00 h, HIT H 42
Friday,     November 2, 14:00 - 16:00 h, HPK D 24.2

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More info about Joseph you find:
University of Rochester; Quantum Optics Theory 

Anders Nilsson,  October 29 - November 1, 2012

Nilsson  SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, CA USA
Stanford University

Tutorial topic
X-ray and electron spectroscopy

NEW Lecture dates at ETH Zurich, Hönggerberg Campus:

Monday,       Oct. 29,  10:00 - 12:00,   HIT H51
Tuesday,      Oct. 30,  17:00 - 19:30,   HPV G5
Wednesday, Oct. 31,  18:15 - 20:30,   HPV G5
Thursday,     Nov. 1,    09:00 - 11:00,   HPL D34

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More info about Anders you find:
Stanford University; SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory 

Albert Stolow October, 1 - 5 , 2012
Stolow    Ottawa Institute of Systems Biology, University of Ottawa

Tutorial topic:
Dynamics of polyatomic molecules and how one may probe, control and understand such dynamics using strong and weak laser fields

Lecture dates at ETH Zurich:

Monday, Oct. 1, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm, HPV G5
Tuesday, Oct. 2, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm, HPV G4
Wednesday, Oct. 3, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm, HPV G4
followed by Kolloquium, Prof. Dwayne Miller, 4:45 pm 
Thursday, Oct. 4, 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm, HPV G4
starting with an apéro at 4:30 pm

Lecture date at EPFL Lausanne:

Friday, Oct. 5, 11:00 - 12:30
"CARS Microscopy Made Simple: Label-free, Molecule-Specific Nonlinear Microscopy"
More CV (PDF, 140 KB)

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Chii-Dong Lin September, 11 + 12, 2012
Lin2002auss1    Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, USA

Lecture dates at ETH Zurich Hönggerberg, HCI D 8

Tuesday, September 11, 2012, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 4:00 pm - 6.00 pm

Tutorial topics
Strong field Physics and Quantitative Rescattering theory
Attosecond Physics -the promise and the challenge
Each lecture takes 45 Minutes, followed by 15 Minute break.

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Howard R. Reiss September 2011 - March 2012

HowardReiss_MBIphoto321      Scientific Collaboration at ETH: This research has resulted in a fundamental extension of the requirements for gauge invariance.

Scientific Collaboration at PSI: These activities are concentrated on the project to demonstrate that certain types of nuclear radioactivity can be significantly altered by the appropriate application of strong fields of very low frequency.

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