Random events in nature are often subject to a so-called normal distribution, which allows predicting the probability of extreme events reliably.…

The editorial team of Physics World, the member institute of the British Institute of Physics (IOP), has honored Marc Vrakking, director of the Max…

With femtosecond X-ray flashes, the Project 3.3 team mapped the motion of electrons in a strong electric field directly and spatially resolved. Moving…

Ultrafast light flashes with the right energy can be blasted onto an atom enclosed in a fullerene cage to kick out electrons from various quantum…

An important application for ultrashort laser pulses with an impulse duration in the attosecond range (1 as = 10-18s) is the control of electron…

Scientists at the Leibniz Universität Hannover, the Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics and the Max Born Institute for…

Direct observation of node structures in electronic states of the hydrogen atom

Using femtosecond X-ray diffraction, researchers from the Max Born Institute in Berlin (Germany) and the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne…