Uppsala University, Department of Physics and Astronomy

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Uppsala University is a strong research environment in several areas of physics, particularly photoelectron and x-ray spectroscopy and advanced computational modelling. The Natural Science Faculty of Uppsala University is ranked No. 53 worldwide. Uppsala is also the oldest university in Scandinavia, founded in 1477, with a historical tradition in high-level education. The group of Prof. Peter Oppeneer has a strong expertise in the ab- initio theory of femtosecond magneto-optics, theory development for all-optical demagnetisation, superdiffusive spin-transport, and ab initio electronic structure theory.


Role in the Network

UU will contribute significantly to theory development for intense light-matter interactions at the atto- to femto-second timescale, theory for the inverse Faraday effect, and theory for ultrafast energy and spin transfer channels in laser-induced demagnetization. UU will contribute to providing ab- initio parameters for atomistic and multiscale treatments of spin dynamics simulations, and provide materials specific theory for fs x-ray spectroscopies.

Members Involved in Femtospin

Prof. Dr. Peter Oppeneer

Dr. Jan Rusz

Dr. Karel Carva


Publications Relevant to the Project

M. Battiato et al. Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 027203 (2010) (read more).

S. Valencia et al. Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 187401 (2010) (read more).

K. Carva  et al. Europhys. Lett. 86, 57002 (2009) (read more).

P.M. Oppeneer et al .J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 16, 5519–5530 (2004) (read more).

S.V. Halilov et al. Phys. Rev. B 58, 293-302 (1998) (read more).