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Laser-driven electrons in motion – an investigation of their ultrafast nature

PhD defence, Friday 5. April 2024, Simon Vendelbo Bylling Jensen

Simon Vendelbo Bylling Jensen

Electrons are vital for our world. They emit the light we see, hold molecules together, and power innovative technologies. The movements of electrons occur on few attoseconds, a timescale of so brief, that there are more attoseconds within each second than there have been seconds since the beginning of the universe. With modern laser technologies one can observe and influence the movements of electrons on their natural ultrafast timescale. During his PhD studies, Simon Vendelbo Bylling Jensen researched the fundamental mechanisms which govern the ultrafast motion of laser-driven electrons.
The new research findings contribute to the understanding of the ultrafast intermediary interactions between electrons, how their motion is affected by magnetic fields, and how their emitted light can reveal material properties or be utilized for technologies.

The PhD study was completed at Department of Physics and Astronomy, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Aarhus University.

This summary was prepared by the PhD student.

Time: Friday, 5. April 2024 at 13:15
Place: Building 1525, room 626, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University, Ny Munkegade 120, 8000 Aarhus C.
Title of PhD thesis: High-order harmonic generation from solids.
Contact information: Simon Vendelbo Bylling Jensen, e-mail: bylling@phys.au.dk, tel.: +45 29179721

Members of the assessment committee:
Professor Dieter Bauer, Institute of Physics, University of Rostock, Germany

La Caixa Junior Leader Rui Emanuel Ferreira da Silva, The Material Science Institute of Madrid, Spain

Associate Professor Jill Miwa (Chair), Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University, Denmark

Main supervisor:
Professor Lars Bojer Madsen, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University, Denmark

Language: The PhD dissertation will be defended in English

The defence is public.
The PhD thesis is available for reading at the Graduate School of Natural Sciences/GSNS,

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