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

Karen Keller General News

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 …

2nd NeXUS User Workshop Scheduled

Karen Keller General News

The 2nd NSF NeXUS Users Workshop has been scheduled for July 25 & 26, 2022. In person and virtual participation options are being planned. More details to come.

NSF NeXUS Facility Achieves Major Milestones; Two Experimental End Stations Installed

Karen Keller General News

The NSF NeXUS Facility is beginning to take shape! Fall of 2021 brought a number of significant milestones to the project, including the delivery and installation of two experimental end stations. Following the successful renovation of the laser lab and installation of an optical table system to support multiple beamlines (both completed this summer), the next phase of construction turns …

NSF NeXUS Welcomes Two New Staff Members

Karen Keller General News

The NSF NeXUS Facility is pleased to welcome two new members to the facility’s professional staff. Vyacheslav Leshchenko formally joined NSF NeXUS on October 25 as the facility’s Instrument Technician. Leshchenko has worked in NSF NeXUS Co-Director Lou DiMauro’s research group in the Department of Physics as a postdoctoral researcher since May 2019. He previously was a postdoctoral researcher at …

Co-Director of NSF NeXUS Wins 2021 Emerging Leader In Atomic Spectroscopy Award

Jessi Middleton General News

Spectroscopy has named Robert Baker, Co-Director of the NSF NeXUS Facility, as the winner of the 2021 Emerging Leader in Atomic Spectroscopy Award. Awarded annually since 2017, it recognizes the achievements and aspirations of a talented young atomic spectroscopist, selected by an independent scientific committee. “Robert Baker is a brilliant young scientist and embodies the values and qualities we look for when selecting …

Co-Director Prof. Robert Baker named Deputy Director of The Institute for Optical Science!

Jessi Middleton General News

Prof. Robert Baker (Chemistry & Biochemistry) has agreed to serve as Deputy Director of the Institute of Optical Science. The Institute’s Director, Prof. DiMauro, stated that as activities at the Institute for Optical Science continue to grow, Robert’s role as Deputy Director will become increasingly central for future leadership.   Robert has been a member of the Institute since its …