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Granted Beamtime at Free Electron Laser (FEL) and Synchrotron facilities:


  • PETRAIII (Desy, Hamburg): X-ray diffraction from free standing 8CB liquid crystal – 9 shifts.
  • EuXFEL (Hamburg): time resolved hard X-ray diffraction on 8CB while pumped by an ultrafast NIR pulse triggering off-resonance ultrafast librations – 2 shifts.
  • FELIX (Nijmegen): 8CB free standing polarized imaging of slow (nano- to millisecond) dynamics pumping narrow band and intense THz radiation.
  • SwissFEL (PSI, Villigen): time resolved hard X-ray diffraction on 8CB while pumped by THz radiation triggering off-resonance ultrafast librations – 15 shifts.
  • FELBE (Helmolz center, Dresden): resonant single-color THz pump-THz probe in LCs across phase transition along specific pump-LC orientations – 7 shifts.
  • FELIX (Nijmegen): continuation of the previous beamtime to look at the microsecond time scale – 4 shifts.


To come:


  • 5th and final Workshop of the AttoChem COST Action, 28th Feb- 1st March 2024.
  • 13th Ringberg Workshop on Science with FELs: Feb 11th –14th, 2024.
  • Rank Prize Symposium: Nov 11th-13th, 2024.

Invited or attended:


  • SPIE Photonics West, "Emerging Liquid Crystal Technologies XVIII" conference, February 1st 2023, S. Francisco, USA.
  • CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2023, from 26th – 30th June 2023, Munich, Germany.
  • The 15th Femtochemistry Conference (FEMTO 15) - Talk: “Ultrafast Terahertz Response of Thermotropic Liquid Crystals”, 30th July - 4th August.2023, Berlin, Germany.

  • 20th Optics of Liquid Crystals Conference (OLC2023) - Talk: “Liquid Crystal response in intense THz fields”, 17th -22nd  September 2023, Poland.


  • AttoFridays 2022 – March 6th – virtual.
  • MUST 2022, 7th-10th June, International Conference on Molecular Ultrafast Science and Technology, Grindelwald, Switzerland.
  • Seminar at the Physics Department of Politecnico di Milano, May 19th 2022, Milano, Italy.
  • From optical to THz control of materials Faraday Discussion - Poster: “Time Resolved THz Dynamcis in Thermotropic Liquid Crystals”, 23rd- 25th May 2022, London, UK.


  • CLEO USA May 2021 – title: Attosecond photoionization dynamics in model diatomic molecules - virtual.
  • Young Scientist Symposium 2021 – 14th October 2021- title: Time Resolved THz Dynamics in Liquid Crystals – virtual.
  • Attochem Webinar – 22nd October 2021 – title: Looking at liquid crystals in the ultrafast time scale – virtual.
  • Laser Colloquium - Ruhr-Universität Bochum – 29th November 2021 – title: Liquid crystals meet THz spectroscopy and more... – virtual.
  • DPG Meeting SAMOP21 - 20th-24th September 2021 - Poster: “Time Resolved THz Dynamcis in Liquid Crystals” – virtual.