Q-MAC meetings in 2020/2021:

The Final International Symposium has been postponed until further notice.

Q-MAC regular meeting 2020 has been cancelled. 

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Q-MAC Extension on the grounds of excellence

Q-MAC Project has been successfully extended for 1 year

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Q-MAC News

Andrea Cavalleri receives Frank Isakson Prize

The Frank Isakson Prize of the Amercian Physical Society is awarded biennially for outstanding optical research, which leads to breakthroughs in the condensed matter sciences.


The prize citation quotes Andreas’s “pioneering contributions to the development and application of ultra-fast optical spectroscopy to condensed matter systems, which have led to insights provided into lattice dynamics, structural phase transitions, and the non-equilibrium control of solids”.


Andrea’s work involves a combination of intense TeraHertz pulses, used to manipulate the properties of solids, and femtosecond x-rays from Free Electron Lasers, to study the dynamics.

This was most vividly demonstrated in his studies of non-equilibrium superconductivity far above the thermodynamic transition temperature.

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