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Ultrafast Phenomena in Cooperative Systems (GRS)
Gordon Research Seminar

Observing and Controlling the Nonequilibrium Properties of Quantum Matter


February 13-14, 2016


Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco
Lucca (Barga), Italy


Sebastian F. Maehrlein & Giacomo Coslovich

Meeting Description

The Gordon Research Seminar on Ultrafast Phenomena in Cooperative Systems is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.

In this affiliated seminar we will discuss exciting results and novel methods in the field of ultrafast phenomena of cooperative systems, including ultrafast x-ray experiments, space- and time-resolved optical techniques, THz detection and excitation, and tr-ARPES. The phenomena under study will include ultrafast phase transitions, dynamics of coupled electronic, phonon and spin systems, manipulation of quantum and topological states of matter, and non-linear effects of coherently driven lattice and electronic modes on their fundamental timescales.

Related Meeting

This GRS was held in conjunction with the "Ultrafast Phenomena in Cooperative Systems" Gordon Research Conference (GRC). Refer to the associated GRC program page for more information.


Final Meeting Program

1:30 pm - 4:30 pmArrival and Check-in
3:00 pm - 3:15 pmIntroductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair
3:15 pm - 4:00 pmKeynote Session: Ultrafast Phenomena from the Atomic to Mesoscale
Discussion Leader: Laurenz Rettig (Fritz Haber Institute, Germany)
3:15 pm - 3:45 pmRichard Averitt (University of California, San Diego, USA)
"Ultrafast Phenomena from the Atomic to Mesoscale: New Tools from Metamaterials to Near-Field Nanoscopy"
3:45 pm - 4:00 pmDiscussion
4:00 pm - 5:30 pmPoster Session
5:30 pm - 7:30 pmUltrafast Manipulation of Nano Materials and Superconductivity
Discussion Leader: Alexander Paarmann (Fritz Haber Insitute, Germany)
5:30 pm - 5:45 pmEva Pogna (Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy)
"Non Equilibrium Optical Properties of Monolayer MoS2 Probed by Ultrafast Spectroscopy"
5:45 pm - 5:50 pmDiscussion
5:50 pm - 6:05 pmEdbert Jarvis Sie (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
"Valley-Selective Optical Stark Effect in Monolayer WS2"
6:05 pm - 6:10 pmDiscussion
6:10 pm - 6:25 pmChristian Schmidt (University of Konstanz, Germany)
"Transient Multi-THz Biasing of GaAs: From Franz-Keldysh Absorption to Wannier-Stark Localization"
6:25 pm - 6:30 pmDiscussion
6:30 pm - 6:45 pmFabio Boschini (University of British Columbia, Canada)
"Ultrafast Anisotropic Scattering in BiSbTe2S Topological Insulator Investigated by Time-Resolved Photoemission Spectroscopy"
6:45 pm - 6:50 pmDiscussion
6:50 pm - 7:05 pmFrancesco Peronaci (International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA), Italy)
"Transient Dynamics of d-Wave Superconductors After a Sudden Excitation"
7:05 pm - 7:10 pmDiscussion
7:10 pm - 7:25 pmFederico Cilento (Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste, Italy)
"Time-Resolved XUV Photoemission: A New Clue for Understanding the Ultrafast Dynamics in Copper Oxides"
7:25 pm - 7:30 pmDiscussion
8:00 pmDinner
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 11:00 amNon-Equilibrium Spin Dynamics, Phase Transitions and Quantum Effects
Discussion Leader: Fabio Boschini (University of British Columbia, Canada)
9:00 am - 9:15 amAlexander Paarmann (Fritz Haber Insitute, Germany)
"Ultrafast Demagnetization in a Ferrimagnet Driven by Optical Phonons"
9:15 am - 9:20 amDiscussion
9:20 am - 9:35 amMatthias Reinhardt (Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, Germany)
"Magnetostriction Dynamics in Complex Rare Earth Thin Films Studied by Ultrafast X-Ray Diffraction"
9:35 am - 9:40 amDiscussion
9:40 am - 9:55 amChristopher Nicholson (Fritz-Haber-Institut of the Max Plank Society, Germany)
"Spins Feel the Heat: Extracting the Ultrafast Order Parameter of a Photo-Induced Spin Density Wave Transition"
9:55 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:15 amSamuel Teitelbaum (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
"A Photoinduced Symmetric Crystalline Phase in Bismuth"
10:15 am - 10:20 amDiscussion
10:20 am - 10:35 amMartina Esposito (University of Trieste, Italy)
"Disclosing Fluctuations of Lattice Atomic Positions by Non-Equilibrium Optical Experiments"
10:35 am - 10:40 amDiscussion
10:40 am - 10:55 amAndrey Moskalenko (Center for Applied Photonics, University of Konstanz, Germany)
"Electro-Optic Sampling of the Quantum Vacuum and Sub-Cycle Squeezing"
10:55 am - 11:00 amDiscussion
11:00 am - 12:30 pmPoster Session

Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmMentorship Component: Career Panel
Discussion Leader: Robert Schoenlein (SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, USA)
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmPanel Discussion
"Pathways in Academia and Industry"
  • Richard Averitt (University of California, San Diego, USA)
  • Robert Schoenlein (SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, USA)
  • Bernhard Mayer (TRUMPF, Germany)
  • Alexander Paarmann (Fritz Haber Insitute, Germany)
  • Robert Kaindl (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA)
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmEvaluation Period
Fill in GRS Evaluation Forms
3:00 pmSeminar Concludes
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