Erik Månsson

Post doctoral researcher

Center for Free-Electron Laser Science (CFEL)
Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY
Notkestrasse 85 (building 99, room 03.111)
22607 Hamburg


Erik’s research interest is to study the fastest dynamics in molecules, at the intersection of electronic and vibrational timescales, with the help of extreme-ultraviolet (XUV) attosecond pulses. He is most interested in few-photon processes (XUV + moderate IR-intensity, or a single x-ray photon) to limit the perturbations of the sample and maximize the chemical relevance. His work has been focused on the design of spectrometers and software for analyzing multiple charged particles (ion pairs, electron pairs or electrons and ions from the same molecule) to experimentally get detailed information about the kinematics of photoreactions involving ionization.

Academic Career

Since 2017
Post doctoral researcher in the Attosecond Science group of the DESY Photon Science Division, Hamburg, Germany.
2014 - 2017
Post doctoral researcher at the Institute of Photonics and Nanotechnologies (IFN-CNR), Milano, Italy.
2009 - 2014
Graduate student n Physics at the Faculty of Science, Lund University, Sweden.
Thesis: Ultra-fast dynamics in atoms and molecules during photoionization: from attoseconds to femtoseconds.
2004 - 2009
Master of Science in Engineering Physics, Faculty of Engineering (LTH), Lund University, Sweden.
Specialized in photonics (atomic physics, molecular physics and electromagnetic waves).