NSF funds Ohio State as the epicenter of an international collaboration at the extremes of laser science

Karen Keller General News

The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced the funding of a multi-institution, international collaboration to develop and apply “extreme light” to advance the frontiers of science and engineering. The Ohio State University is the lead institution for this Extreme Light in Intensity, Time, and Space (X-lites) collaboration initiative. X-lites aims to promote collaboration among researchers around the world to make full …

NeXUS Co-Director Interviewed for MIPSE Series on Plasma Physics

Karen Keller General News

Dr. Louis DiMauro, co-director of the NSF NeXUS Facility, was interviewed by University of Michigan students as part of the Michigan Institute for Plasma Science and Engineering (MIPSE) series on Plasma Physics. Watch the interview on the MIPSE website or on YouTube. More information about the MIPSE series can be found here: https://mipse.umich.edu/fundamentals.php

4th Working Group Added to July NeXUS User Workshop

Karen Keller General News

The 2nd NSF NeXUS Facility User Workshop, taking place July 25 & 26, 2022, has been expanded to include four working groups that will develop recommendations for first science at the user facility. Researchers in the following fields are encouraged to register for the free workshop on our Workshops page: Quantum Materials and Condensed Matter Physics Attosecond Electronic and Molecular …

NSF Contingent Visits NeXUS

Karen Keller General News

The NeXUS team met with a contingent from the National Science Foundation on Wednesday, May 18th. Three NSF representatives from the Division of Chemistry visited the facility in person; representatives from Physics, Materials Research, Molecular and Cellular Biosciences, and Electrical, Communications & Cyber Systems joined the discussion virtually. Presentations from NeXUS leadership focused on facility progress, project management, Covid impacts, …

Registration Open for July NeXUS User Workshop

Karen Keller General News

The next NeXUS User Workshop will be a hybrid event taking place July 25-26, 2022. A Plenary Webinar on July 25th from 12-3 pm ET will feature presentations by Anne L’Huillier (“Attosecond light pulses for the study of electron dynamics in matter”) and David Awschalom (“The quantum revolution: exploring materials for new technologies”), and facility updates from NeXUS co-directors Robert …

NeXUS Co-Director Robert Baker Awarded Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award

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Robert Baker, associate professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and co-director of NSF NeXUS, has been awarded a 2022-23 Fulbright John Von Neumann Distinguished Award in STEM to Hungary to advance the study of ultrafast, high-intensity laser science and foster collaboration between international research communities. From February-May 2023, Baker will work closely with scientists at the Extreme Light …

NSF NeXUS Facility Welcomes Intel as Part of Oho State Tour

Karen Keller General News

On March 17, the NSF NeXUS team welcomed a group from Intel as part of a campus-wide tour of some of Ohio State’s most cutting-edge research facilities with implications for the field of semiconductor research and development. The Intel team toured the NeXUS lab and learned about the project’s progress, goals and capabilities. The following day, Intel announced that it …

HHG Chambers Installed in the NeXUS Lab

Karen Keller General News

Two more key pieces of equipment were installed in the NeXUS Lab last month. The custom-built high harmonic generation (HHG) chambers are designed to accept light from the NeXUS laser and output extreme ultraviolet (XUV) light to the NeXUS System’s experimental end stations. In the photograph below, the chamber in the foreground will supply XUV light to the XAS/XRS end …

Wolf Prizes in Chemistry and Physics Awarded

Karen Keller General News

This month the Wolf Foundation awarded its prestigious annual Wolf Prizes – considered a potential predictor of the Nobel Prize. 2022 Wolf Laureates include: In the field of Chemistry – Professors Bonnie L. Bassler of Princeton University, Carolyn R. Bertozzi of Stanford University, and Benjamin F. Cravatt III of Scripps Research Institute “for their seminal contributions to understanding the chemistry …