The Institute for Optical Science Monthly Webinar Series
Title: A First for the Nation: New Ultrafast Science Facility on Campus!
Robert Baker, The Ohio State University
A Historic First for the Nation!
This NSF project will develop and commission the National eXtreme Ultrafast Science (NeXUS) facility. At the heart of this facility is a new technology for high repetition rate, kilowatt-class lasers, and NeXUS will be the first facility to translate this technology to the US. The combination of attosecond pulses, soft x-ray photon energies, and high repetition rate in a laboratory setting will enable measurements that currently cannot be made anywhere in the world.
Scientific challenges to be addressed by this facility include the ability to efficiently capture and store sunlight using artificial systems mimicking the precision of natural photosynthesis and the ability to master information transport on the atomic scale to create new quantum information technologies. Accordingly, NeXUS is designed to fill a key strategic gap in the US research infrastructure and will make OSU an international focal point for collaboration in ultrafast science.
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Webinar ID: 963 4764 0310 Passcode: 881406