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  • November 14, 2013
    Book launch:»Ultraschneller Tauchgang in die Atome«

    team — In 2001, when scientists around Prof. Ferenc Krausz for the first time succeeded to produce light flashes which only lasted attoseconds, a new era was ushered in natural sciences. Attosecond physics was born. Now, it should be possible to observe electrons and hence wrench the microcosm one of its most closely guarded secrets. In his book »Ultraschneller Tauchgang in die Atome«, Thorsten Naeser, head of press and public relations within the cluster of excellence Munich-Centre for Advanced Photonics (MAP), talks about the development of attosecond physics. Building upon the basics of quantum mechanics, laser physics and chronophotography, Thorsten Naeser describes how electrons can be captured in images today: with light flashes which last only a few billionth of a billionth second. Thorsten Naeser also picturesquely describes numerous results attosecond physics has brought to this day and where the road of exploring quantum particles may lead.