OUR RESEARCH

The focus of our group`s efforts is to uncover the ultrafast correlated and collective electron dynamics that unfold when complex materials are exposed to intense, ultrashort laser fields. In particular we are interested in the attosecond control and tracing of strongly coupled electron-nuclear dynamics in molecules, of collective electron dynamics in clusters and nanoparticles (such as plasmons), and of non-linear properties of nanostructured solids as a basis for the development of lightwave nanoelectronics. We use multi-dimensional imaging techniques to gain detailed insight into the electron and nuclear dynamics from the interaction of these materials with near-single cycle laser fields of attosecond to femtosecond duration. Together with our collaborators we take the challenges to not only explore the new field of attosecond nanophysics experimentally, but also to tackle the typically complex theoretical description of the phenomena. In doing so, we offer a stimulating environment for students and postdocs.

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Matthias Kling

Recent News

A team of physicists clocked the time it takes electrons to leave a dielectric after their generation with extreme ultraviolet light. The measurement (false color plot) was the first of its kind in a dielectric material and yielded a time of 150 attoseconds (as), from which the physicists determined that inelastic scattering in the dielectric takes about 370 as. (Dennis Luck, Thorsten Naeser/LMU)

Turmoil in sluggish electrons’ existence

An international team of physicists has monitored the scattering behavior of electrons in a non-conducting material in real-time. Their insights could be beneficial for radiotherapy.

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OPEN POSITIONS

We currently have the openings listed below. In addition, we are always interested in working with highly motivated scientists and students. If you like to learn more about our current group's research directions, please do not hesitate contacting us or sending your unsolicited application.

  • Master / PhD Thesis

    We are currently searching for a highly motivated student who wants to do his or her master thesis or PhD in "Ultrafast nanoplasmonics and microscopy". For more information, please take a look at this description.

  • Master thesis

    We are currently searching for a highly motivated student who wants to do his or her master thesis in "imaging ultrafast molecular dynamics". For more information, please take a look at this description.

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