The CFEL-ATTO group will host Dr. Caterina Vozzi

The CFEL-ATTO group will have the pleasure to host Dr. Caterina Vozzi in the framework of this year’s Mildred Dresselhaus prize. Dr. Vozzi will be visiting the group for a period of 5 months in 2021 to work on attosecond x-ray spectroscopy beyond the state-of-the-art for the study of ultrafast charge dynamics in molecules of biological interest.

Dr. Caterina Vozzi, Research Director at Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR) in Italy, was awarded this year’s senior prize in the framework of the Mildred Dresselhaus guest professorship program of the Cluster of Excellence CUI: Advanced Imaging of Matter, of which the CFEL-ATTO group is part.

The Mildred Dresselhaus guest professorship program aims at supporting international outstanding female scientists. In addition to a money prize, the awardees receive an invitation to work within the cluster for a period of two to six months during which they can provide role models for young women in the physical science. The program is also an opportunity to attract world leading researchers to Hamburg, starting new and intensifying existing collaboration.

In this very spirit, the long-standing collaboration of Caterina Vozzi with the CFEL-ATTO group will be strengthened by a visiting period of 5 months in spring 2021. During that time the researchers will merge their efforts for developing attosecond x-ray spectroscopy beyond the state-of-the-art for the study of ultrafast charge dynamics in molecules of biological interest.

Caterina Vozzi is Research Director at Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR) in Milan, Italy. She currently leads the Ultrafast dynamics in matter group (www.udyni.eu) at the Institute for Photonics and Nanotechnologies (IFN) of CNR. Her research interests focus on ultrafast spectroscopy and attosecond science. Her contribution to high-order harmonic spectroscopy and Attosecond Science and in the development of high-energy IR parametric source with passive carrier-envelope phase stabilization for strong field application is recognized worldwide. Thanks to the development of these driving sources, she was able to extend harmonic spectroscopy beyond the state of the art by demonstrating a novel approach for molecular orbital tomography. One of her major interests is currently the development of attosecond spectroscopy in the water window spectral range.

More information about the Mildred Dresselhaus prize and this year’s award ceremony can be found on the website of CUI:Advanced Imaging of Matter.