Forthcoming Events

26.03.2018 - 28.03.2018, Hilton Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France
22.04.2018 - 26.04.2018, Strasbourg Convention & Exhibition Centre, France


Thomas Feuer: Vortrag über THz Strahlung (in German)- in der Physikalischen Gesellschaft Zürich (PGZ)
New scientific highlights- by MUST PIs Ursula Keller, Thomas Feuer, Majed Chergui and Hans Jakob Wörner
Peter Hamm selected as the 2018 recipient of the Ellis R. Lippincott Award (OSA)- for seminal contributions to developing multidimensional infrared, Raman and Terahertz spectroscopy
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
Three new scientific highlights- by MUST PIs Jean-Pierre Wolf, Majed Chergui / Rafael Abela / Chris Milne and Ursula Keller /Jörg Osterwalder / Matthias Hengsberger
Special Issue of Structural Dynamics on the NCCR MUST- with 10 reviews and 2 perspectives
Majed Chergui elected to the Royal Academy of Sciences of Spain - as successor to Ahmed Zewail (1999 Chemistry Nobel Laureate)
GAP-Biophotonics with Jean-Pierre Wolf-visited by the Grand Conseil of Geneva
First time resolved Pilot Experiment by SwissFEL (30.11.2017): Semiconductor to metal transition in Ti3O5 nanocrystals
ERC Consolidator Grant for Hans Jakob WörnerAttosecond X-ray spectroscopy of liquids ...
ERC Consolidator Grant for Fabrizio CarboneVisualizing the Conformational Dynamics of Proteins ...

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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