Dr. Olga Smirnova installed as Professor at the Technical University Berlin

The Technical University Berlin has installed Dr. Olga Smirnova as a Professor for "Theoretical Physics with a Focus on Atomic and Molecular Laser Physics" on 30 June 2016. The S-Professorship is anchored in the Institute for Optics and Atomic Physics on the TU.

The theoretical physicist Smirnova obtained her Ph.D. degree in 2000 at the Moscow State University. In 2003 she moved to the Technical University of Vienna as a Lise-Meitner fellow, in 2005 she joined the theory group at the Steacie Institute for Molecular Sciences, NRC Canada, becoming a permanent staff member in 2006. She came to the Max Born Institute in 2009 to start her own theory group. In 2010 Smirnova was the recipient of the Karl-Scheel-Preis awarded by the Physikalische Gesellschaft zu Berlin. In her research, she focusses on using intense light fields to image and control attosecond dynamics in atoms and molecules. At the TU Berlin she will strengthen the curriculum in the fields of modern optics, intense light-matter interaction and ultrafast science. 

We congratulate Prof. Dr. Smirnova to her new position as a professor at the TU Berlin!