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February 1, 2019: New PhD student

Alberto Vinas Munoz

November 23, 2018: PhD defence James Pickering

Alignment and Imaging of Molecular Clusters Embedded in Helium Nanodroplets

October 5, 2018: PhD defence Anders Vestergaard Jørgensen

Building an Optical Centrifuge: Rotation of Isolated Molecules and Molecules in Helium Nanodroplets

July 3, 2018: Qualifying Exam Jacqueline Arlt

Structure and dynamics of molecules embedded in helium nanodroplets studied by ionization with femtosecond laser pulses

March 2018: Article on the front cover of the Journal of Chemical Physics

The article, “Communication: Gas-phase structural isomer identification by Coulomb explosion of aligned molecules,” has been featured on the cover of The Journal of Chemical Physics (148, 091102, 2018)

Front Cover Journal of Chemical Physics

Press release: Laser-induced alignment of molecules in helium nanodroplets

Schematic illustration of the alignment, induced by a 160 picosecond laser pulse (red), of an iodine molecule (purple) inside a helium droplet (blue).

November 24, 2017: Master Thesis Defence Signe Rolighed Thorsen

Designing, Building, and Characterising a Femtosecond, Tunable VUV Light Source

13.15-14.45 Phys.Aud (1523-318), Department of Physics and Astronomy, Ny Munkegade 120, 8000 Aarhus C

Examiner: Esben Skovsen

June 27, 2017: Master Thesis Defence Raghu Tomar

Tomographic reconstruction of molecular frame 3-dimensional photoelectron momentum distributions from strong-field ionization of aligned molecules

10.15-12.15 Aud VI (1510-213), Department of Chemistry, Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C

Examiner: Professor Theis Sølling, Dept. of Chemistry, University of Copenhagen

June 23, 2017: Master Thesis Defence Mette Heidemann Rasmussen

Laser-induced alignment of large molecules inside helium nanodroplets: A study of 4,4'-Diiodobiphenyl

13.15-15.15 Aud VI (1510-213), Department of Chemistry, Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C

February 1, 2017: New PhD student

Jacqueline Arlt

Part of the ASPIRE network

February 1, 2017: New Master Student

Signe Rolighed Thorsen



September 1, 2016: New PhD students

Constant Schouder



Junior Samuel Lopez Yepez

PhD Defence Naja Villadsen

Tuesday 5 July 2016, Aud I (1514-213)

Manipulations of Optically Trapped Particles

June 19-24, 2016: GRC Multiphoton Processes

Anders Søndergaard gives a hot topic presentation at the Multiphoton Processes Gordon Research Conference:


June 1, 2016: New Postdoc

Adam S. Chatterley

January 8, 2016: Master Thesis Defence Kathrine Glerup Bay

Few-Cycle Mid-Infrared Laser Pulses: Ionization of Atoms and Molecules

13:00-15:00 in Room 1525-223 at Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Ny Munkegade 120, 8000 Aarhus C 

Examiner: Jan W. Thomsen, Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen

October 1, 2015: New PhD Student

James Pickering