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Zoltán Harman

addressMax-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik (MPIK)
Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics
Saupfercheckweg 1
69117 Heidelberg
Germany
emailharmanmpi-hd.mpgde
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Education History

  • 2014: Habilitation and Venia Legendi in physics Heidelberg University, Germany
  • 2000-2004: Ph.D. in physics Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany
  • 1995-2000: M.Sc. in physics Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary Physics studies also at the Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary
  • 1998-1999: Translators' and Interpreters' Course, English language Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
  • 1991-1995: Katalin Varga Secondary School, Szolnok, Hungary

Employment History

  • 2009-: Leading scientist, Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics, Heidelberg, Germany
  • 2008-2013: Researcher, ExtreMe Matter Institute EMMI, GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung, Darmstadt, Germany
  • 2005-2008: Postdoctoral fellow, Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics, Heidelberg, Germany
  • 2000-2004: Scientific fellow, Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany

Scholarships, external grants

  • 2012, 2013: EMMI Visiting Professor Scholarship for Vladimir Yerokhin (a total of 6 months)
  • 2005-2007: Postdoctoral scholarship of the Max Planck Society
  • 1999-2000: Erasmus student scholarship

Other activities

  • Referee for 10+ physics journals and funding agencies
  • Lecturer of the International Max Planck Research School "Quantum Dynamics in Physics, Chemistry and Biology"
  • Member of the German Physical Society (DPG)

Submitted papers

  1. "Mass-difference measurements on heavy nuclides with an eV/c2 accuracy with PENTATRAP"
    A. Rischka, H. Cakir, M. Door, P. Filianin, Z. Harman, W. J. Huang, P. Indelicato, C. H. Keitel, C. M. König, K. Kromer, M. Müller Y. N. Novikov, R. X. Schüssler, Ch. Schweiger, S. Eliseev, K. Blaum, submitted.
  2. "New structural trends in atomic nuclei from laser spectroscopy of tin"
    D. T. Yordanov, L. V. Rodríguez, D. L. Balabanski, J. Bieroń, M. L. Bissell, K. Blaum, B. Cheal, J. Ekman, G. Gaigalas, R. F. Garcia Ruiz, G. Georgiev, W. Gins, M. R. Godefroid, C. Gorges, Z. Harman, H. Heylen, P. Jönsson, A. Kanellakopoulos, S. Kaufmann, C. H. Keitel, V. Lagaki, S. Lechner, B. Maaß, S. Malbrunot-Ettenauer, W. Nazarewicz, R. Neugart, G. Neyens, W. Nörtershäuser, N. S. Oreshkina, A. Papoulia, P. Pyykkö, P.-G. Reinhard, S. Sailer, R. Sánchez, S. Schiffmann, S. Schmidt, L. Wehner, C. Wraith, L. Xie, Zh. Xu, X. Yang, submitted.
  3. "Detection of the 5p-4f orbital crossing and its optical clock transition in Pr9+"
    H. Bekker, A. Borschevsky, Z. Harman, C. H. Keitel, T. Pfeifer, P. O. Schmidt, J. R. Crespo López-Urrutia, J. C. Berengut, Nat. Commun., accepted for publication (2019).
  4. "The g factor of bound electrons as a test for physics beyond the Standard Model"
    V. Debierre, C. H. Keitel, Z. Harman, submitted; arXiv:1901.06959
  5. "Theory of the two-loop self-energy correction to the g factor in non-perturbative Coulomb fields"
    B. Sikora, V. A. Yerokhin, N. S. Oreshkina, H. Cakir, C. H. Keitel, Z. Harman, submitted; arXiv:1804:05733
  6. "Narrow-band hard-x-ray lasing"
    C. Lyu, S. M. Cavaletto, C. H. Keitel, Z. Harman, submitted; arXiv:1801:02503
  7. "Muonic vacuum polarization correction to the bound-electron g-factor"
    N. A. Belov, B. Sikora, R. Weis, V. A. Yerokhin, S. Sturm, K. Blaum, C. H. Keitel, Z. Harman, submitted.

Publications in MPIK

66 g Factor of Boronlike Argon 40Ar13+

I. Arapoglou, A. Egl, M. Höcker, T. Sailer, B. Tu, A. Weigel, R. Wolf, H. Cakir, V. A. Yerokhin, N. Oreshkina, V. A. Agababaev, A. V. Volotka, D. V. Zinenko, D. A. Glazov, Z. Harman, C. H. Keitel, S. Sturm, and K. Blaum
Physical Review Letters 122, 253001 (2019)

65 Resonance strengths for KLL dielectronic recombination of highly charged mercury ions and improved empirical Z-scaling law

Z. Harman, C. Shah, A. J. González Martínez, U. D. Jentschura, H. Tawara, C. H. Keitel, J. H. Ullrich, and J. R. Crespo López-Urrutia
Physical Review A 99, 012506 (2019)

64 Improving the accuracy of the muon mass and magnetic moment anomaly via the bound-muon g factor

B. Sikora, H. Cakir, N. Michel, V. Debierre, N. Oreshkina, N. Belov, V. A. Yerokhin, C. H. Keitel, and Z. Harman
Physical Review D 97, 111301(R) (2018)

63 Extraction of the electron mass from g-factor measurements on light hydrogenlike ions.

J. Zatorski, B. Sikora, S. G. Karshenboim, S. Sturm, F. Köhler, K. Blaum, C. H. Keitel, and Z. Harman
Physical Review A 96, 012502 (2017)

62 Deterministic strong-field quantum control

S. Cavaletto, Z. Harman, T. Pfeifer, and C. H. Keitel
Physical Review A 95, 043413 (2017)

61 Hyperfine splitting in simple ions for the search of the variation of fundamental constants

N. Oreshkina, S. Cavaletto, N. Michel, Z. Harman, and C. H. Keitel
Physical Review A 96, 030501(R) (2017)

60 One-loop electron self-energy for the bound-electron g factor

V. A. Yerokhin and Z. Harman
Physical Review A 95, 060501(R) (2017)

59 Electron-correlation effects in the g factor of light Li-like ions

V. A. Yerokhin, K. Pachucki, M. Puchalski, Z. Harman, and C. H. Keitel
Physical Review A 95, 062511 (2017)

58 Resonance fluorescence in the resolvent-operator formalism

V. Debierre and Z. Harman
Physical Review A 96, 043835 (2017)

57 Parity violation effects in the Josephson junction of a p-wave superconductor

N. Belov and Z. Harman
Physics Letters. A 380, 3690-3695 (2016)

56 Weighted difference of g factors of light Li-like and H-like ions for an improved determination of the fine-structure constant

V. A. Yerokhin, E. Berseneva, Z. Harman, I. I. Tupitsyn, and C. H. Keitel
Physical Review A 94, 022502 (2016)

55 g Factor of Light Ions for an Improved Determination of the Fine-Structure Constant

V. A. Yerokhin, E. Berseneva, Z. Harman, I. I. Tupitsyn, and C. H. Keitel
Physical Review Letters 116, 100801 (2016)

54 Pair creation in heavy ion channeling

N. Belov and Z. Harman
Physics Letters B 755, 150-154 (2016)

53 Phase reconstruction of strong-field excited systems by transient-absorption spectroscopy

Z. Liu, S. Cavaletto, C. Ott, K. Meyer, Y. Mi, Z. Harman, C. H. Keitel, and T. Pfeifer
Physical Review Letters 115, 033003 (2015)

52 Spectroscopy of berylliumlike xenon ions using dielectronic recombination

D. Bernhardt, C. Brandau, Z. Harman, C. Kozhuharov, S. Böhm, F. Bosch, S. Fritzsche, J. Jacobi, S. Kieslich, H. Knopp, F. Nolden, W. Shi, Z. Stachura, M. Steck, T.. Stöhlker, S. Schippers, and A. Müller
Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics 48, 144008 (2015)

51 Identifications of 5s1/2−5p3/2 and 5s2−5s5p EUV transitions of promethium-like Pt, Ir, Os and Re

H. Bekker, O. O. Versolato, A. Windberger, N. Oreshkina, R. Schupp, T. M. Baumann, Z. Harman, C. H. Keitel, P. O. Schmidt, J. Ullrich, and J. Crespo Lopez-Urrutia
Journal of Physics B 48, 144018 (2015)

50 Identification of the Predicted 5s−4f Level Crossing Optical Lines with Applications to Metrology and Searches for the Variation of Fundamental Constants

A. Windberger, J. R. Crespo López-Urrutia, H. Bekker, N. Oreshkina, J. C. Berengut, V. Bock, A. Borschevsky, V. A. Dzuba, E. Eliav, Z. Harman, U. Kaldor, S. Kaul, U. I. Safronova, V. V. Flambaum, C. H. Keitel, P. O. Schmidt, J. Ullrich, and O. O. Versolato
Physical Review Letters 114, 150801 (2015)

49 Ion Acceleration by Short Chirped Laser Pulses

J. Li, B. J. Galow, C. H. Keitel, and Z. Harman
Applied Sciences 5, 36-47 (2015)

48 Electron-ion collision spectroscopy: Lithium-like xenon ions

D. Bernhardt, C. Brandau, Z. Harman, C. Kozhuharov, S. Böhm, F. Bosch, S. Fritzsche, J. Jacobi, S. Kieslich, H. Knopp, F. Nolden, W. Shi, Z. Stachura, M. Steck, T.. Stöhlker, S. Schippers, and A. Müller
Physical Review A 91, 012710 (2015)

47 State-selective high-energy excitation of nuclei by resonant positron annihilation

N. Belov and Z. Harman
Physics Letters B 741, 61-64 (2014)

46 Contributions of dielectronic, trielectronic, and metastable channels to the resonant intershell recombination of highly charged silicon ions

T. M. Baumann, Z. Harman, J. Stark, C. Beilmann, G. Liang, P. Mokler, J. Ullrich, and J. R. Crespo López-Urrutia
Physical Review A 90, 052704 (2014)

45 Astrophysical line diagnosis requires non-linear dynamical atomic modeling

N. Oreshkina, S. Cavaletto, C. H. Keitel, and Z. Harman
Physical Review Letters 113, 143001 (2014)

44 Generation of high-frequency combs locked to atomic resonances by quantum phase modulation

Z. Liu, C. Ott, S. Cavaletto, Z. Harman, C. H. Keitel, and T. Pfeifer
New Journal of Physics 16, 093005 (2014)

43 Broadband high-resolution X-ray frequency combs

S. Cavaletto, Z. Harman, C. Ott, C. Buth, T. Pfeifer, and C. H. Keitel
Nature Photonics 8, 520-523 (2014)

42 High-precision measurement of the atomic mass of the electron

S. Sturm, F. Köhler, J. Zatorski, Z. Harman, G. Werth, C. H. Keitel, and K. Blaum
Nature 506, 467-470 (2014)

41 Major role of multielectronic K-L intershell resonant recombination processes in Li- to O-like ions of Ar, Fe, and Kr

C. Beilmann, Z. Harman, P. H. Mokler, S. Bernitt, C. H. Keitel, J. Ullrich, and J. R. Crespo López-Urrutia
Physical Review A 88, 062706, 1-11 (2013)

40 X-ray frequency combs from optically controlled resonance fluorescence

S. Cavaletto, Z. Harman, C. Buth, and C. H. Keitel
Physical Review A 88, 063402 (2013)

39 Nuclear-size self-energy and vacuum-polarization corrections to the bound-electron g factor

V. A. Yerokhin, C. H. Keitel, and Z. Harman
Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics 46, 245002 (2013)

38 Two-loop QED corrections with closed fermion loops for the bound-electron g factor

V. A. Yerokhin and Z. Harman
Physical Review A 88, 042502 (2013)

37 Coronium in the laboratory: measuring the Fe XIV green coronal line by laser spectroscopy

K. Schnorr, V. Mäckel, N. Oreshkina, S. Augustin, F. R. Brunner, Z. Harman, C. H. Keitel, J. H. Ullrich, and J. R. Crespo López-Urrutia
The Astrophysical Journal, Supplement Series 776, 121 (2013)

36 X-Ray Resonant Photoexcitation: Linewidths and Energies of Kα Transitions in Highly Charged Fe Ions

J. K. Rudolph, S. Bernitt, S. W. Epp, R. F. Steinbrügge, C. Beilmann, G. V. Brown, S. Eberle, A. Graf, Z. Harman, N. Hell, M. Leutenegger, A. Müller, K. Schlage, H. -C. Wille, H. Yavas, J. H. Ullrich, and J. R. Crespo López-Urrutia
Physical Review Letters 111, 103002 , 1-6 (2013)

35 High-quality multi-GeV electron bunches via cyclotron autoresonance

B. J. Galow, J. Li, Y. I. Salamin, Z. Harman, and C. H. Keitel
Physical Review Special Topics-Accelerators and Beams 16, 081302, 1-6 (2013)

34 X-ray quantum optics

B. W. Adams, C. Buth, S. Cavaletto, J. Evers, Z. Harman, C. H. Keitel, A. Pálffy, A. Picón, R. Röhlsberger, Y. Rostovtsev, and K. Tamasaku
Journal of Modern Optics 60, 2-21 (2013)

33 An unexpectedly low oscillator strength as the origin of the Fe XVII emission problem

S. Bernitt, G. V. Brown, J. K. Rudolph, R. F. Steinbrügge, A. Graf, M. Leutenegger, S. Epp, S. Eberle, K. Kubicek, V. Mäckel, M. C. Simon, E. Träbert, E. W. Magee, C. Beilmann, N. Hell, S. Schippers, A. Müller, S. M. Kahn, A. Surzhykov, Z. Harman, C. H. Keitel, J. Clementson, F. S. Porter, W. Schlotter, J. J. Turner, J. H. Ullrich, P. Beiersdorfer, and J. R. Crespo López-Urrutia
Nature 492, 225-228 (2012)

32 Resonance fluorescence in ultrafast and intense x-ray free-electron-laser pulses

S. Cavaletto, C. Buth, Z. Harman, E. P. Kanter, S. H. Southworth, L. Young, and C. H. Keitel
Physical Review A 86, 033402, 1-15 (2012)

31 Laser acceleration of proton bunches by petawatt chirped linearly polarized laser pulses

J. Li, Y. Salamin, B. J. Galow, Z. Harman, and C. H. Keitel
Physical Review A 85, 063831, 1-11 (2012)

30 QED calculation of the nuclear magnetic shielding for hydrogenlike ions

V. A. Yerokhin, K. Pachucki, Z. Harman, and C. H. Keitel
Physical Review. A 85, 022512 (2012)

29 Nuclear Shape Effect on the g Factor of Hydrogenlike Ions

J. Zatorski, N. Oreshkina, C. H. Keitel, and Z. Harman
Physical Review Letters 108, 063005, 1-5 (2012)

28 Electron recombination in dense photonic, electronic and atomic environments

C. Müller, H. Hu, B. Najjari, J. R. Crespo Lopez-Urrutia, Z. Harman, and A.B. Voitkiv
Journal of Physics: Conference Series 388, 012003 (2012)

27 Dense monoenergetic proton beams from chirped laser-plasma interaction

B. Galow, Y. I. Salamin, T. V. Liseykina, Z. Harman, and C. H. Keitel
Physical Review Letters 107, 185002 (2011)

26 Prominent Higher-Order Contributions to Electronic Recombination

C. Beilmann, P. Mokler, S. Bernitt, C. H. Keitel, J. H. Ullrich, J. R. Crespo López-Urrutia, and Z. Harman
Physical Review Letters 107, 143201 (2011)

25 QED Theory of the Nuclear Magnetic Shielding in Hydrogenlike Ions

V. A. Yerokhin, K. Pachucki, C. H. Keitel, and Z. Harman
Physical Review Letters 107, 043004 (2011)

24 g Factor of Hydrogenlike 28Si13+

S. Sturm, A. Wagner, B. Schabinger, J. Zatorski, Z. Harman, W. Quint, G. Werth, C. H. Keitel, and K. Blaum
Physical review letters 107, 023002 (2011)

23 Higher-order resonant inter-shell electronic recombination for heavy highly charged ions

C. Beilmann, P. H. Mokler, S. Bernitt, Z. Harman, C. H. Keitel, O. Postavaru, J. H. Ullrich, and J. R. Crespo López-Urrutia
Physica Scripta T T144, 014014 (2011)

22 Breit interaction in dielectronic recombination of hydrogenlike uranium

D. Bernhardt, C. Brandau, Z. Harman, C. Kozhuharov, A. Müller, W. Scheid, S. Schippers, E. W. Schmidt, D. Yu, A. N. Artemyev, I. I. Tupitsyn, S. Böhm, F. Bosch, F. J. Currell, B. Franzke, A. Gumberidze, J. Jacobi, P. H. Mokler, F. Nolden, U. Spillman, Z. Stachura, M. Steck, and T.. Stöhlker
Physical Review. A 83, 020701(R), 1-4 (2011)

21 High-Precision Metrology of Highly Charged Ions via Relativistic Resonance Fluorescence

O. Postavaru, Z. Harman, and C. H. Keitel
Physical Review Letters 106, 033001 (2011)

20 Optimizing direct intense-field laser acceleration of ions

Z. Harman, Y. Salamin, B. Galow, and C. H. Keitel
Physical Review. A 84, 053814 (2011)

19 Intense high-quality medical proton beams via laser fields

B. Galow, Z. Harman, and C. H. Keitel
Optics Express 18, 25950-25957 (2010)

18 Resonant and Near-Threshold Photoionization Cross Sections of Fe14+

M. C. Simon, J. R. C. Lopez-Urrutia, C. Beilmann, M. Schwarz, Z. Harman, S. W. Epp, B. L. Schmitt, T. M. Baumann, E. Behar, S. Bernitt, R. Follath, R. Ginzel, C. H. Keitel, R. Klawitter, K. Kubicek, V. Mackel, P. H. Mokler, G. Reichardt, O. Schwarzkopf, and J. Ullrich
Physical Review Letters 105, 183001 (2010)

17 Strongly Enhanced Recombination via Two-Center Electronic Correlations

C. Müller, A. B. Voitkiv, J. R. López-Urrutia, and Z. Harman
Physical Review Letters 104, 233202 (2010)

16 Photoionization of N3+ and Ar8+ in an electron beam ion trap by synchrotron radiation

M. C. Simon, M. Schwarz, S. W. Epp, C. Beilmann, B. L. Schmitt, Z. Harman, T. M. Baumann, P. H. Mokler, S. Bernitt, R. Ginzel, S. G. Higgins, C. H. Keitel, R. Klawitter, K. Kubicek, V. Mäckel, J. Ullrich, and J. R. Crespo López-Urrutia
Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics 43, 065003, 1-11 (2010)

15 Isotope shifts in dielectronic recombination : From stable to in-flight-produced nuclei

C. Brandau, C. Kozhuharov, A. Müller, D. Bernhardt, S. Böhm, D. Boutin, F. J. Currell, C. Dimopoulou, B. Franzke, Z. Harman, J. D. Jentschura, C. H. Keitel, H. J. Kluge, Y. S. Kozhedub, R. Krücken, Y. A. Litvinov, F. Nolden, B. O'Rourke, R. Reuschl, S. Schippers, V. M. Shabaev, U. Spillmann, Z. Stachura, M. Steck, T.. Stöhlker, I. I. Tupitsyn, D. F. Winters, and A. Wolf
Journal of Physics: Conference Series 194, 012023 (2009)

14 Intershell trielectronic recombination with K-shell excitation in Kr30+

C. Beilmann, O. Postavaru, L. H. Arntzen, R. Ginzel, C. H. Keitel, V. Mackel, P. H. Mokler, M. C. Simon, H. Tawara, I. I. Tupitsyn, J. Ullrich, J. R. Crespo López-Urrutia, and Z. Harman
Physical Review A 80, 050702 (2009)

13 Direct high-power laser acceleration of ions for medical applications

Y. I. Salamin, Z. Harman, and C. H. Keitel
Physical Review Letters 100, 155004, 1-4 (2008)

12 Nuclear-resonant electron scattering

A. Pálffy and Z. Harman
Physical Review A 77, 042704, 1-11 (2008)

11 Nuclear excitation by electron capture followed by fast x-ray emission

A. Pálffy, Z. Harman, C. Kozhuharov, C. Brandau, C. H. Keitel, W. Scheid, and T. Stöhlker
Physics Letters B 661, 330-334 (2008)

10 Isotope shift in the dielectronic recombination of three-electron ANd57+

C. Brandau, C. Kozhuharov, Z. Harman, A. Müller, S. Schippers, Y. S. Kozhedub, D. Bernhardt, S. Böhm, J. Jacobi, E. W. Schmidt, P. H. Mokler, F. Bosch, H.-J. Kluge, T. Stöhlker, K. Beckert, P. Beller, F. Nolden, M. Steck, A. Gumberidze, R. Reuschl, U. Spillmann, F. J. Currell, I. I. Tupitsyn, V. M. Shabaev, U. D. Jentschura, C. H. Keitel, A. Wolf, and Z. Stachura
Physical Review Letters 100, 073201 (2008)

9 Zeeman splitting and g factor of the 1s22s22p 2P3/2 and 2P1/2 levels in Ar13+

R. Soria Orts, J. R. Crespo López-Urrutia, H. Bruhns, A. J. G. Martinez, Z. Harman, U. D. Jentschura, C. H. Keitel, A. Lapierre, H. Tawara, I. I. Tupitsyn, J. Ullrich, and A. V. Volotka
Physical Review A 76, 052501 (2007)

8 Lifetime determination of the Fe XIV 3s23p 2Po3/2 metastable level

G. Brenner, J. R. Crespo López-Urrutia, Z. Harman, P. H. Mokler, and J. Ullrich
Physical Review A 75, 032504 (2007)

7 Quantum interference between nuclear excitation by electron capture and radiative recombination

A. Palffy, Z. Harman, and W. Scheid
Physical Review A 75, 012709 (2007)

6 Photon angular distribution and nuclear-state alignment in nuclear excitation by electron capture

A. Palffy, Z. Harman, A. Surzhykov, and U. D. Jentschura
Physical Review A 75, 012712 (2007)

5 Exploring Relativistic Many-Body Recoil Effects in Highly Charged Ions

R. Soria Orts, Z. Harman, J. R. Crespo López-Urrutia, A. N. Artemyev, H. Bruhns, A. J. González Martínez, U. D. Jentschura, C. H. Keitel, A. Lapierre, V. Mironov, V. M. Shabaev, H. Tawara, I. I. Tupitsyn, J. Ullrich, and A. V. Volotka
Physical Review Letters 97, 103002, 1-4 (2006)

4 Benchmarking high-field few-electron correlation and QED contributions in Hg75+ to Hg78+ ions: II. Theory

Z. Harman, I. I. Tupitsyn, A. N. Artemyev, U. D. Jentschura, C. H. Keitel, A. J. González Martínez, J. R. Crespo López-Urrutia, H. Tawara, and J. Ullrich
Physical Review A 73, 052711, 1-13 (2006)

3 Benchmarking high-field few-electron correlation and QED contributions in Hg75+ to Hg78+ ions: I. Experiment

A. J. González-Martínez, J. R. Crespo López-Urrutia, J. Braun, G. Brenner, H. Bruhns, A. Lapierre, V. Mironov, R. Soria Orts, H. Tawara, M. Trinczek, J. Ullrich, A. N. Artemyev, Z. Harman, U. D. Jentschura, C. H. Keitel, J. H. Scofield, and I. I. Tupitsyn
Physical Review A 73, 052710, 1-10 (2006)

2 Theory of nuclear excitation by electron capture for heavy ions

A. Pálffy, W. Scheid, and Z. Harman
Physical Review. A 73, 012715 (2006)

1 Relativistic electron correlation, quantum electrodynamics and the lifetime of the 1s22s22p 23/2 level in boronlike argon

A. Lapierre, U. D. Jentschura, J. R. Crespo López-Urrutia, J. Braun, G. Brenner, H. Bruhns, D. Fischer, A. J. González Martínez, Z. Harman, W. R. Johnson, C. H. Keitel, V. Mironov, C. J. Osborne, G. Sikler, R. Soria Orts, H. Tawara, I. I. Tupitsyn, J. Ullrich, and A. Volotka
Physical Review Letters 95, 183001, 1-4 (2005)