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Nobel Symposium NS172 - Attosecond Science and Technology

We are organizing a Nobel symposium in Sweden August 20-24, 2023, together with the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. The title of the symposium is “Attosecond Science and Technology.

The symposium will take place at: which is conveniently located a train ride from Copenhagen airport (we have made reservations for all of you). It is convinient to go to Båstad by train from Copenhagen airport: some more information can be found here.

The series of Nobel symposia are devoted to areas of science where breakthroughs are occurring or deal with topics of primary cultural or social significance. A number of observers from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences will also participate in the symposium. A little bit more information can be found on

It is a rather small symposium with 55 participants and participation is by invitation only and the program can be found here.

The international organizing committee will introduce one session each:

Louis DiMauro - Attosecond sources
Margaret Murnane - Attosecond in condensed matter
Pascal Salières - Attosecond physics and spectroscopy
Maciej Lewenstein - Attosecond quantum science / small quantum systems
Fernando Martín - Attosecond chemistry
Ursula Keller - Attosecond applications and outlook

Schedule NS172: Attosecond Science and Technology

Sunday August 20
Arrival day

19:00 Dinner together
20:30 Dinner presentation by Eva Lindroth
The Nobel Prize and Nobel Symposia

Monday August 21 morning session

9:00-12:35 Attosecond sources
9:00-9:45 Louis DiMauro

9:45-10:15 Anne L'Huillier
High-order harmonic generation: past, present and future

10:20 Coffee

10:50-11:20 Katsumi Midorikawa
Generation of intense attosecond pulses and their application to XUV multiphoton processes

11:25-11:55 Agostino Marinelli
Attosecond X-ray free-electron lasers

12:00-12:30 Zenghu Chang 
Attosecond X-ray Sources Driven by Short-wave and Mid-wave Infrared Lasers

Monday August 21 afternoon session

14:00-16:25 Attosecond in condensed matter
14:00-14:45 Margaret Murnane

14:45-15:20 Peter Oppeneer
Ab initio calculations for ultrafast magnetic processes in solids

15:20 Coffee
15:50-16:20 Peter Hommelhoff 
From precision attosecond physics to lightwave electronics

16:25-16:55 Joachim Burgdörfer
Attosecond chronoscopy in solids and at solid surfaces

19:00 Dinner

The different attosecond groups in Sweden are presented

Tuesday August 22 morning session

9:00-12:35 Attosecond physics and spectroscopy
9:00-9:45 Pascal Salieres
Session introduction and focus on attosecond photoionization dynamics in the gas phase

9:45-10:15 Paul Corkum
Recollision – Attosecond and Angstrom physics

10:20 Coffee
10:50-11:20 Nirit Dudovich
Attosecond Interferometry

11:25-11:55 Stephen R. Leone 
Attosecond Spectroscopy of Coherent Dynamics

12:00-12:30 Mette B. Gaarde
High harmonic spectroscopy of attosecond dynamics in molecules and monolayer materials

Tuesday August 22 aftersoon session

14:00-16:25 Attosecond quantum science / small quantum systems
14:00-14:45 Maciej Lewenstein 
How quantum is Atto?

14:45-15:20 Marc Vrakking 
Attosecond entanglement and coherence

15:20 Coffee

15:50-16:20 Olga Smirnova
Ultrafast chirality: from topological connection to charge-directed reactivity

16:25-16:55 Dimitris Charalambidis
Nonlinear EUV processes and strong EUV field effects

19:00 Dinner

20:30 Kenneth J. Schafer Dinner talk
How attoseconds became a science 

Wednesday August 23 morning session

9:00-12:35 Attosecond chemistry
9:00-9:45 Fernando Martín
Attosecond chemistry

9:45-10:15 Mauro Nisoli
Attosecond spectroscopy for the investigation of coupled electron-nuclear dynamics in molecules

10:20 Coffee
10:50-11:20 Franck Lépine
Complex molecules studied with ultrashort XUV pulses: towards attosecond experiments in proteins and DNA

11:25-11:55 Jon Marangos 
The prospects for measurement of ultrafast electronic dynamics and electron-nuclear coupling by linear and non-linear x-ray probing

12:00-12:30 Françoise Remacle 
Steering selective quantum dynamics through electronic entanglement in molecules pumped by ultrashort optical pulses

Wednesday August 23 aftersoon session

14:00-16:25 Attosecond applications and outlook
14:00-14:45 Ursula Keller

14:45-15:20 Henry Kapteyn 
Putting High Harmonics to Work: Imaging and Metrology at the Diffraction Limit

15:20 Coffee
15:50-16:20 Giuseppe Sansone 
New perspectives for attosecond science at free electron lasers

16:25-16:55 Ferenc Krausz
Attosecond science - future directions

19:00 Dinner

20:30 Philip H. Bucksbaum Dinner talk
Filming quantum evolution with attosecond resolution

Thursday August 24


We have rented a bus that will take you to Copenhagen airport, arriving there around 10 o'clock.

Nobel Symposia funded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

Nobel Symposia are proposed by the  Swedish academic community and, upon approval by the Programme Committee of the Nobel Foundation, funded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. 

The Nobel Symposia are international conferences at the highest scientific level, bringing Swedish researchers in direct contact with the international research frontier. Since the start in 1965, more than 170 Nobel symposia have been held.

The local organizing committee:

Johan Mauritsson
Anne L’Huillier
Per Eng-Johnsson
Cord Arnold
Eva Lindroth 
Marcus Dahlström
Mathieu Gisselbrecht
Anne Lise-Viotti

International organizing committee

Louis DiMauro
Margaret Murnane
Pascal Salières
Maciej Lewenstein
Fernando Martín
Ursula Keller