December 10, 2020 // Pulsepulse – the newsletter of attoworld
When the MAP Cluster of Excellence – and its popular staff magazine “Am Puls” – came to an end, we decided to publish an English-language successor in a slightly different form, and under a slightly different title. In its new guise, “pulse” will feature stories about all kinds of activities at Attoworld, uniting teams of and events relating to our Attoworld ‘family’ which now unites the teams of the Laboratory for Attosecond Physics of the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, of the LMU Chair of Experimental Physics – Laser Physics, and of the LMU Centre for Advanced Laser Applications (CALA). Our ‘family’ also closely collaborates with researchers from the Center for Molecular Fingerprinting (CMF, see article on page 10), clinics of the LMU and the Helmholtz Zentrum München in the Lasers 4 Life (L4L) collaboration.
In these pages readers will find reports and invited contributions on advances in the field of ultrafast phenomena in physics, together with features that focus on the lives and experiences of members of our current attoworld ‘family’, as well as the laboratory’s many alumni around the world. We have always been an international team, and many former members who worked with us in Garching have moved on to positions elsewhere. Indeed, one of the aims of this new publication is to maintain contact with these far-flung colleagues and provide them with a forum that enables to keep us up to date on their research and their professional careers.
A magazine such as this is highly dependent on the commitment of the editorial team and on active feedback from its readers. We would be delighted to hear of any suggestions or information you may have, not only in relation to the field of laser physics, but also to newsworthy items concerning the doings of Attoworld members outside of the laboratory. We hope that – true to its title – “pulse” will become a vibrant source of information that provides a lively and engaging chronicle of the whole spectrum of Attoworld’s activities.
We hope you enjoy what we have to offer in this first issue.