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Date: Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM
Speaker: Peter Hommelhoff, University of Erlangen
Talk Title: Ultrafast Electron Control: From the Accelerator on a Chip to Strong-field Physics in Graphene
Location: Chemla Room (67-3111)


Dr. Peter Hommelhoff is the Chair of Laser Physics in the Department of Condensed Matter Physics at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg.  He studied physics at TU Berlin and ETH Zurich, where he obtained his diploma in 1999. In 2002 he completed his PhD in T. W. Hänsch’s atom chip group at Ludwig Maximilian University Munich. From 2003 to 2007 he was a postdoctoral fellow in M. Kasevich’s group at Stanford University and subsequently became head of a Max Planck Research Group at Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics in Garching/Munich. From there, he went to FAU in Erlangen in 2012, where he is also associated with the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light. Dr. Hommelhoff has received, amongst others, a Lynen Fellowship of the Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation, a Trimble Postdoctoral Fellowship, and an ERC Consolidator Grant.