Lorenzo Colaizzi

Graduate student

Center for Free-Electron Laser Science (CFEL)
Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY
Notkestrasse 85 (building 222, room EG.019)
22607 Hamburg


Lorenzo investigates the relaxation dynamics triggered by ultraviolet (UV) and extreme ultraviolet (XUV) pulses inside biologically relevant molecules such as DNA constituents, which occur on ultrafast time scale, up to attoseconds. His project addresses the design and the construction of a table-top Soft X-ray transient absorption spectroscopy setup which relies on the generation of X-Ray short pulses in the water window with attosecond time duration using High Harmonic Generation. Targeting nucleobases with the combination of the soft X and ultrashort UV pump pulses will allow the investigation of site specific dynamics in real time.

Academic Career

Since 2018 Graduate student at DESY in the FS-ATTO group.

Internship for master thesis at Attosecond laboratory in Politecnico di Milano

Thesis: Attosecond time resolved spectroscopy for biologically-relevant molecules

2014 - 2017

Master degree in Physics at Università degli studi di Napoli Federico II

Specialized courses: photonics, quantum optics, electrodynamics, many body

quantum mechanics, solid state physics.