Ursula Keller wins “Swiss Nobel” Marcel Benoist Prize- for pioneering work in ultrafast lasers
MUST2022 Conference- a great success!
New scientific highlights- by MUST PIs Wörner, Chergui, and Richardson
FELs of Europe prize for Jeremy Rouxel- “Development or innovative use of advanced instrumentation in the field of FELs”
Ruth Signorell wins Doron prizefor pioneering contributions to the field of fundamental aerosol science
New FAST-Fellow Uwe Thumm at ETH- lectures on Topics in Femto- and Attosecond Science
International Day of Women and Girls in Science- SSPh asked female scientists about their experiences
New scientific highlight- by MUST PIs Milne, Standfuss and Schertler
EU XFEL Young Scientist Award for Camila Bacellar,beamline scientist and group leader of the Alvra endstation at SwissFEL
Prizes for Giulia Mancini and Rebeca Gomez CastilloICO/IUPAP Young Scientist Prize in Optics & Ernst Haber 2021
Nobel Prize in Chemistry awarded to RESOLV Member Benjamin List- for the development of asymmetric organocatalysis
NCCR MUST at Scientifica 2021- Lightning, organic solar cells, and virtual molecules

Small equipment and tools

Compact linear array camera for ultrafast UV/Vis/NIR experiments

Since November 2013, PIs Cannizzo and Feurer collaborate with Synertronic Designs, a company providing design services for electronic product development. The outcome of this collaboration is a cost effective (€ <2500.- each) very compact linear array camera for ultrafast UV/Vis/NIR experiments with 1028 pixels, detection range 200-1000 nm, detection and data manipulation of each spectrum at a single shot level up to 7.5 kHz repetition rate, 16-bit resolution and low electronic noise (13.5 effective number of bits).

This detection-system can detect a single transient absorption spectrum with a NTSR < 10-3 and 10-4 NTSR can be achieved with 100 shots or in 100 ms with a typical 1 kHz pulsed laser. The device is designed for multi-detector synchronization (up to 8 camera and 2 photodiodes) with a high speed USB interface. The test of the first prototype was successfully concluded and a commercial version is already available under the tradename "Glaz".

Portable device to generate broadband (Δλ≈70 nm at 300 nm) and powerful (>1 μJ/pulse) femtosecond UV pulses

developed by Andrea Cannizzo (details to follow).

Novel type of reflection-geometry THz time-domain spectrometer

currently under development by Steve Johnson (details to follow).
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