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

Special issue of Chimia

Chimia - LACUS
Special Issue on the Lausanne Centre for Ultrafast Science (LACUS), organised by Majed Chergui.

The present edition of CHIMIA samples a selection of articles showing the capabilities of LACUS such as: the new Harmonium facility for ultrafast photoelectron spectroscopy of gases, liquid solutions and solids (time and angle-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy or tr-ARPES), the swissFEL facility, the deep-UV spectroscopy capabilities at the LOUVRE lab, the sum-frequency methods to probe interfacial structure and dynamics, the femtosecond laser machining of materials and theoretical methods. These papers exemplify the capabilities of the methods by recent results of studies on molecules, solid materials and proteins.

This selection of articles is far from exhaustive as LACUS includes several other groups, such as, unique in Switzerland, those developing and using ultrafast electron diffraction and microscopy (F. Carbone and U. Lorenz), in addition to the groups using pulsed Terahertz and optical domain radiation for probing the charge carrier dynamics in solar materials (J. E. Moser and A. Hagfeldt), ARPES (H. Dil), frequency combs (T. Kippenberg) and theory (U. Röthlisberger).

In summary, LACUS represents a truly interdisciplinary centre dedicated to the development of new methods of ultrafast science methods and techniques and their applications in chemistry, photonics, materials science, and engineering. It also bridges the lab-based activities in X-ray science with those at the Paul-Scherrer-Institut using the Swiss Light Source synchrotron or soon, the swissFEL free electron laser. Finally, LACUS is open to the Swiss ultrafast science community within the NCCR MUST and beyond.

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