Time-domain quantum processes studied by ultrafast radiation pulses

Researchers from Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland join forces to study how the quantum world behaves on its natural time and length scales.

New developments of radiation sources allow researchers, literally, to take pictures of how the electrons and atoms move during reactions. These developments have imposed new demands to the quantum theory that now has to be explicitly formulated in the time-domain.

This network allows researchers and students to meet and develop theory and exchange knowledge.

Currently, scientists throughout the world are pursuing the goal of maximising the science impact of these new radiation sources. The role of physics in this quest is to develop a good understanding of the fundamental interactions between matter and the new sources, and equally important to develop the knowledge of how to optimise the radiation from the new sources.

Facts about the project
Project leader

Lars Bojer Madsen, Aarhus University, Denmark