Forthcoming Events

25.05.2017 - 26.05.2017, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain)
01.06.2017 - 02.06.2017, European XFEL, Schenefeld, Germany
12.07.2017 - 15.07.2017, Center for Free-Electron Laser Science (CFEL). DESY in Hamburg, Germany


An ultrafast X-ray source in a laboratory format- New Science paper by Hans Jakob Wörner, Jean-Pierre Wolf and co-workers
La lumière en lumière- received the PRIX ROBERVAL 2016
The making of a bacteriorhodopsin movie- using time-resolved serial femtosecond crystallography
Retaining Postdoc Mothers in an Academic Career- OPN column by Ursula Keller and Anna Garry
Ambizione grant awarded to Rajeswari Jayaraman- postdoc in Fabrizio Carbone’s group
Fitting wizard published- A Toolkit to Fit Nonbonded Parameters from and for Condensed Phase Simulations
ERC Starting Grant for Rachel GrangeStrategies to enhance nonlinear optical signal in oxide nanomaterials to avoid using high power sources
A Journey into Time in Powers of Ten- exhibition in Campus Info, ETH Hönggerberg, Sept. - Dec. 2016
Four new scientific highlights- by MUST and FAST PIs Gebhard Schertler, Hans-Jakob Wörner, Jacques Moser, Natalie Banerji and Ursula Keller
ERC Starting Grant for Natalie Banerji- Organic semiconductors interfaced with biological environments - OSIRIS

Ambizione grant awarded to Rajeswari Jayaraman

Rajeswari Jayaraman, postdoc in Fabrizio Carbone’s group, is one of the six researchers from EPFL who have been awarded the prestigious Ambizione grants this year. With her Ambizione grant, she will investigate “Real time magnon dynamics for next generation magnonic devices”. Future generations of memory devices can benefit from such spin-based (magnon) data processing. A variety of magnonic crystals – periodically modulated magnets on the quantum scale – will be explored in this project. The art here is, not only to control the energy but also the behaviors in the ultrafast time domain in one experimental probe.
To unravel the energetic and temporal quantum properties of such spin textures, Rajeswari is developing a time-of-flight (ToF) Electron Energy Loss Spectrometer (EELS) and combines with the state-of-the-art ultrafast electron diffraction (UED) set-up in Carbone’s group. This unique marriage of techniques will provide the dynamics of magnons with combined energy and temporal resolution. The project aims to unravel the evolution and relaxation dynamics of magnons in novel and emerging metamaterials.
In addition, the THz generation capability in our UED set up will allow to resonantly photoexcite the material to drive specific phonons and phonon-assisted magnons. In this way, one can induce exciting structural or electronic modes that can be traced with picoseconds resolution by diffraction of the electron pulses. Such experiments will ultimately allow us to achieve a unique microscopic control of magnetism with tailored ultra-short light pulses.

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