Attosecond Science

Real time observation of electron dynamics in matter

We develop advanced attosecond technologies to investigate the light-activated dynamics of matter with extreme time resolution. In particular, the main goal of our research is to track and ideally control the electronic motion in systems of increasing complexity, from simple molecules to biochemically relevant molecules and nanoparticles.

Recent highlights

Francesca Calegari vice-chairs a new international network on Attosecond Chemistry

17 February 2020

Francesca Calegari leading scientist at DESY and professor at the Universität Hamburg is vice chair of a new EU-funded international network on attosecond chemistry.

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Francesca Calegari is German co-spokesperson of the HELIOS international graduate school

07 February 2020

Francesca Calegari is German co-spokesperson of the new “Helmholtz-Lund International Graduate School” (HELIOS).

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Francesca Calegari elected OSA Fellow

05 November 2019

Our group leader Francesca Calegari was elected as a Fellow Member to the Optical Society (OSA) 2020 Fellows Class by the Society's Board of Directors. Francesca is being honoured specifically “for major contributions to attosecond science”.

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New joint laboratory project with CNR-IFN

08 July 2019

CFEL-ATTO starts a collaboration with CNR-IFN for a joint laboratory project to study the ultrafast charge dynamics in molecules of biological relevance.

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