Organiser: Fysikum
Webpage: http://fysik.su.se/oppna-forelasningar
Contact: Wolf Geppert
No registration required
The lecture is given in English

 

X-ray science has evolved rapidly in the 21st century with the appearance of large-scale sources, such the world’s most brilliant synchrotron, MAX IV in Lund. This colossal electron ring works like a giant microscope that allows us to see down to the level of molecules. Another revolutionary step came with the invention of X-ray lasers, like the novel European X-ray Free electron in Hamburg. These kilometer long accelerators can generate ultrashort X-ray pulses a billion times brighter than that of traditional X-ray sources. What can we do with those amazing new technologies? Come and learn about the unique science capabilities that allows us to capture the hidden structure of liquids in real time.

 

The lecture is given by Foivos Perakis, assistant professor at the Department of Physics. In his research Foivos utilizes coherent X-ray scattering techniques to study the molecular structure and dynamics of supercooled liquids and glassy materials, as well as aqueous solutions in biophysics. You can read more about him in his webpage.