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Professor Hommelhoff was elected to the DPG Parliament, in the course of the DPG Board of Directors election in 2018. The DPG, the German Physical Society, is the largest physical society in the world with over 60,000 members. Its presidents included Albert Einstein, Fritz Haber, Hermann von Helmhol...

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After successfully defending his thesis "Ultrashort pulsed fiber lasers at 2-µm wavelength for dielectric laser acceleration of electrons and optical parametric amplification", Heinar Hoogland may now call himself Dr. Hoogland -- congratulations!

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We describe an electron microscope whose electron emitter is operated with femtosecond laser pulses and a whole series of experiments with this device around electron acceleration using photonic structures in a publication that has just appeared in the Journal of Applied Physics. Apparently the arti...

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For three years, we have been part of DFG priority programme "Quantum Dynamics in Tailored Intense Fields" (QUTIF) with a joint project together with the groups of Prof. Dr. Thomas Fennel (U Rostock) and Prof. Dr. Matthias Kling (LMU Munich) -- now our joint application for renewal has been positive...

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This year's theme of the International Symposium of Advanced Photonics was Attosecond Science. Three of our group members had been generously invited to participate in the symposium taking place biannually close to Hamamatsu, Japan, at the beautiful Hamana lake. Please find more details here.

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The preview version of an invited review article on attosecond physics phenomena at nanometric tips has just appeared. While the final version will contain a number of additions and minor changes, we follow Journal of Physics B and advertise this non-edited and non-final version already here. The ar...

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Which are the next walls to fall? The aim of the Falling Walls Foundation is to remove the great hurdles of our time, such as the ubiquitous scepticism about founding a start-up - especially in Germany. Within the framework of the workshop "Young Entrepreneurs in Science", doctoral students were int...

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Our recent paper on the demonstration of the longitudinal Kapitza-Dirac effect was featured with a commentary in the News & Views section of Nature Physics. In their insightful summary, Benoit Chalopin and Arnaud Arbouet describe our work on inelastic ponderomotive scattering of electrons at an ...

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Just in time for the release of the next Star Wars film, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (Marco Dettweiler) has examined lightsabers in its issue of Dec. 12, 2017. Whether and in what form they could be realized in the future has been commented on by Professor Hommelhoff ...

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On Friday this week the Bavarian Secretary of the Interior Joachim Herrmann will come to our chair to augurate the new charging stations for electric cars together with us. A more detailed article will follow after the inauguration ceremony starting at 11 am. The program consists of: Welcoming: ...