Jens Biegert

Jens Biegert

Institut de Ciències Fotòniques

Experimental Sciences & Mathematics

PhD 2001 with distinction TU Munich, Oberass./Habil. ETH Zürich. 2007 at ICFO, pioneered mid-IR photonics, attosecond soft X-rays and laser-induced electron diffraction with breakthroughs in molecular dynamics and dynamics in materials. As. Editor OPTICA and Ultrafast Science; Fellow of Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes; Fellow of Optica; Fellow of the American Physical Society; Thousand Talents Program Award China; OSA Allen Prize; Bessel Prize of the Humboldt Foundation; ERC Advanced Grant and Proof of Concept Grant; Adj. Prof. at University of New Mexico USA; Guest Professor at Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society; Whitebook Extreme Light Infrastructure; former Executive Director Laserlab-Europe (46 infrastructures 22 countries), former Board of Chairs of Analytical Research Infrastructures of EU (40,000 researchers, 7 networks), Board of Directors Optica, Chair Optics Meetings Council, Strategic Planning and Finance Councils Optica.

Research interests

Our research in Attosecond Quantum Dynamics aims at revealing the dynamic behaviour of the quantum world within atoms molecules and solids that lead to macrocopic functionalities. We use attosecond soft x-ray pulses and quantum microscopy with single electrons to address fundamental problems such as molecular isomerization, phase transitions and superconductivity with applications across quantum sensing, energy harvesting and storage, efficient sensing and computing.

Selected publications

- Sanchez A, Tulsky VA, et al. 2023, 'Tailoring quantum trajectories for strong-field imaging', Optica 10, 1729.
- Sidiropoulos TPH, Di Palo N, et al. 2023, 'Enhanced quantum conductivity and many-body effects in a semi-metallic light-matter hybrid', Nature Comm. 14, 7407.