Join ultrafast science! We investigate the fastest motion and dynamics of electrons and nuclei in condensed matter, molecules and atoms. We want to visualize atomic-scale motions in all four dimensions of space and time - to make a movie of what happens during phase transformations, chemical reactions, and atomic-scale electronic rearrangement processes.
Working with us involves state-of-the-art femtosecond laser technology, electron optics, detector electronics, condensed matter and molecular physics, as well as classical and quantum simulations. Yet all experiments are table-top and will be operated by yourself and our small team.
We are continuously looking for outstanding guests with experience in condensed matter dynamics, ultrafast molecular physics, electron/x-ray/neutron diffraction, or few-femtosecond lasers. Please contact us with your CV.
We have open postdoc positions in ultrafast electron microscopy.
Microwave compression produces electron pulses shorter than the half periods of atom oscillations.
We could achieve 5-fs laser-electron synchronization recently.
Simulations reveal the feasibility of atomic-scale diffractive imaging of sub-cycle electron dynamics in condensed matter.
What happens deep inside of future's ultimate electronics? This is to be recorded in space and time by Dr. Peter Baum and his team, funded with two million € via an ERC Consolidator Grant.