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Theoretical PhD position in interactions of free-electron pulses with molecules at UCL

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  • Full or part time
    Dr A Emmanouilidou
  • Application Deadline
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  • Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)
    Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)

Project Description

The Attosecond and Free-Electron-Laser Science Theory Group at UCL, http://www.homepages.ucl.ac.uk/~ucapaem/index.html, is currently advertising a 3.5 year PhD position in the field of interaction of molecules with free-electron lasers. The aim of the position is to develop state-of-the-art quantum-mechanical techniques and methods to address the cascade of photo-ionization and Auger processes encountered in the interaction of Free-Electron Laser pulses with molecules. The intriguing aspect of the interaction with FEL pulses is that the laser boils away the electrons from the inside out. Moreover, the project aims to address the interplay of electron and nuclear motion during the interaction of an FEL pulse with molecules. A fascinating aspect of our group’s work is that our computational and theoretical tools allow us to predict new phenomena but also to explain experimental results and guide future experiments. We collaborate very closely with world-leading experimental groups.

Funding Notes

The successful candidate will have excellent knowledge of quantum mechanics and a strong computational background.

The PhD position is available for 3.5 years to UK/EU nationals and is available to start the latest September 2020.

For inquiries regarding the position, please contact Prof. Agapi Emmanouilidou by e-mail at [Email Address Removed].

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