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In the past ten years, the field of ultrafast phenomena has moved ahead in a breathtaking fashion, thanks in part, to the development of new laser-based sources of ultrashort pulses of electrons and light, such as high harmonic generation, few-cycle optical pulses, sources of short wavelength radiation (e.g., the x-ray free electron laser). The spectral range of ultrashort pulses of radiation has been extended to the long wavelength range such as Terahertz radiation, and the short wavelength range such as vacuum ultraviolet and the soft and hard X-ray domains. Together with the development of new methodologies, e.g. multidimensional spectroscopies, THz spectroscopy, electron-based techniques (EELS, PINEM, etc.), these great leaps forward are delivering an impressive degree of insight into phenomena both within atoms and between atoms.
At the same time, the flexibility in methodologies opens perspectives for major applications in the fields of solar energy, molecular electronics, optoelectronic devices, biomimetic devices, etc... Last but not least, all this is accompanied by an improvement in theoretical models, strongly supported by the increase in computational power, which are indispensable for our understanding of phenomena on such ultra short time scales.


The Ultrafast Phenomena Conference series started in 1976 on a biannual basis. The 2018 Ultrafast Phenomena Conference will be the twenty-first of the series and will be hosted for the sixth time in Europe. The conference brings together a multidisciplinary group of scientists and engineers sharing a common interest in the generation, manipulation and use of ultra short pulses in the picosecond to the attosecond regimes and their applications to studies of ultrafast phenomena in physics, chemistry, materials science, electronics, biology, engineering, and medical applications. Real world applications of ultrafast technology are also encouraged. As a tradition a tabletop exhibit featuring leading companies in lasers, optics and optoelectronics and instrumentation are held in conjunction with the meeting.

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