In the SILMI project we focus on the development of theory to describe the time dependent behavior of matter interacting with superintense laser fields produced at facilities currently being developed worldwide. Experimental results in this regime are extremely difficult to interpret, due to the complex dynamical interactions of the material constituents.
The main objective of the project is to explore the fundamental behavior of (small) atoms and molecules subjected to the coherent radiation from these light sources. We accomplish this both by performing sophisticated quantum simulations on supercomputers, and by developing simplified model systems.
The SILMI project is leaded by researcher Morten Førre, and involves one postdoc position (Raymond Nepstad) and three PhD positions (Ingjald Pilskog, Stian Astad Sørngård and Sigurd Askeland), in addition to 1-3 master students.
|Age at project start:||33 years|
|Doktorgrad:||Phd, 2004, UoB: “On the dynamics of excited atoms in time dependent electromagnetic fields”|
|Institutt/fakultet||Department of Physics and Technology|
|Bevilgning fra BFS:||6,748,000 NOK|
|Start-/sluttår for prosjektet:||2008-2012|
|Web:||Link to project web site|