News & Highlights

Here you will find current news and highlights from the areas of research.

 

Twisting magnetization with light – Laser pulses enable faster creation of skyrmions in magnets

A team of scientists led by the Max Born Institute (MBI), Berlin, Germany, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, USA, has…

Photon-recoil imaging: a new route to study nonlinear x-ray physics

One key scientific driver for the development of intense x-ray free-electron lasers (XFELs) has been the prospect to transfer the concepts of…

Free electron X-ray lasers deliver intense ultrashort pulses of x-rays, which can be used to image nanometer-scale objects in a single shot. When the…

One of the long-standing goals of research on the light-induced dynamics of molecules is to observe time-dependent changes in the structure of…

Water molecules undergo ultrafast dithering motions at room temperature and generate extremely strong electric fields in their environment. New…

Vibrations of atoms in a crystal of the semiconductor gallium arsenide (GaAs) are impulsively shifted to a higher frequency by an optically excited…

Power-scalable ultrafast laser sources in the midwave-infrared (MWIR) are a key element for basic research and applications in material processing and…

In physics, a very intuitive way of describing the evolution of a system proceeds via the specification of functions of the spatiotemporal…

Steering and monitoring the light-driven motion of electrons inside matter on the time-scale of a single optical cycle is a key challenge in ultrafast…

Researchers at the Max Born Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Short Pulse Spectroscopy (MBI) have reached a new milestone in few-cycle pulse…

In its statement, the Leibniz Association's Senate acknowledges MBI's outstanding research achievements and strong international position. The Senate…

Combining experiment and theory, researchers from the Max Born Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Short Pulse Spectroscopy (MBI) and the Max Planck…

Dr. Arnaud Rouzée has been awarded the 2020 “JCP Editor’s Choice Award”  that rewards the most outstanding paper published in the Journal of Chemical…