Femtosecond X-ray physics group at Hamburg University led by Prof. Dr. Markus Drescher

We study ultrafast dynamics of atoms, molecules and surfaces via exciting and probing with ultrashort light pulses ranging from the far infrared to X-ray wavelengths. Using pump-probe methods, the temporal resolution is superior to any electronic detector. Extremely fast processes evolving within picoseconds (1 ps = 10-12 s), femtoseconds (1 fs = 10-15 s) and even attoseconds (1 as = 10-18 s) can be followed.

Our research is embedded in the framework of the following research clusters:

CUI: Center for Ultrafast Imaging

SFB 925: Light induced dynamics and control of correlated quantum systems

LEXI: Excellence Cluster "Frontiers in Quantum Photon Science"

GrK 1355: Physics with new advanced coherent radiation sources

SFB 668: Magnetismus vom Einzelatom zur Nanostruktur

FSP-302: Untersuchung von Materie mit ultrakurzen, extrem intensiven Röntgenpulsen