Ursula Keller wins “Swiss Nobel” Marcel Benoist Prize- for pioneering work in ultrafast lasers
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FELs of Europe prize for Jeremy Rouxel- “Development or innovative use of advanced instrumentation in the field of FELs”
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New FAST-Fellow Uwe Thumm at ETH- lectures on Topics in Femto- and Attosecond Science
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Prizes for Giulia Mancini and Rebeca Gomez CastilloICO/IUPAP Young Scientist Prize in Optics & Ernst Haber 2021
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NCCR MUST at Scientifica 2021- Lightning, organic solar cells, and virtual molecules

ETH-FAST Fellows

Uwe Thumm, February 15 - May 10, 2022

Uwe Thumm, February 15 - May 10, 2022

    University Distinguished Professor of Physics
Kansas State University

Lecture topics:
Ultrashort light pulses allows investigations of the dynamical response of atoms, molecules, and solids at the natural time and length scales of the electronic motion in matter. Discussing recent experiments and their interpretation within classical and quantum models, this lecture focuses on attosecond time-resolved electron emission and femtosecond time-resolved molecular dissociation dynamics.

Lectures at the ETH, Spring Semester, Mondays 14 - 16 pm, HIT H42, February 2 to May 2, 2022


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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