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Theory Division

Theoretical Quantum Dynamics and Quantum Electrodynamics

PD Dr. Adriana Pálffy (W2 Fellow)

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Talks/Conferences


Invited talks

  1. ''Where nuclear physics meets quantum optics'' (HK plenary talk)

    DPG Frühjahrstagung, Munich, Germany, March 2019

     

  2. ''X-rays go quantum'' (prize talk)

    DPG Frühjahrstagung, Rostock, Germany, March 2019

     

  3. ''Quantum control and dynamics with x-rays''

    Physics Colloquium, Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, December 2018

     

  4. ''Coherent light interacting with nuclei: from ultraviolet to gamma rays''

    Physics Seminar, University of Stavanger, Norway, September 2018

     

  5. ''Nuclear excitation by electron capture in dense plasmas''

    Nuclear Processes in Dense Plasmas Workshop, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA, July 2018

     

  6. ''Rabi oscillations of x-ray radiation between two nuclear ensembles''

    27nd International Laser Physics Workshop, Nottingham, UK, July 2018

     

  7. ''Nuclear and atomic structure calculations for the 229Th isomeric state''

    676. Wilhelm und Else Heraeus-Seminar ``Novel optical clocks in atoms and nuclei'', Bad Honnef, July 2018

     

  8. ''Towards a nuclear clock with 229Thorium''

    Physics Colloquium, Technical University of Braunschweig, June 2018

     

  9. ''Quantum control and dynamics with x-rays''

    Seminar Talk, Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter, Hamburg, June 2018

     

  10. ''An overview of x-ray quantum optics with nuclei''

    4th Russian-German-French Laser Symposium, Kazan, Russia, April 2018

     

  11. ''229Th electronic bridge in VUV-transparent crystals''

    Seminar at the Atominstitut of the Technical University of Vienna, Austria, February 2018

     

  12. ''Laser-nucleus reactions at the upcoming extreme light infrastructure''

    3rd International Conference on High Energy Physics, Rome, Italy, December 2017

     

  13. ''Laser-matter interaction in the x-ray regime''

    21. Deutsche Physikerinnentagung, Ilmenau, September 2017

     

  14. ''X-ray quantum optics''

    Quantum Physics and Quantum Technologies, Berlin, September 2017

     

  15. ''An introduction to x-ray quantum optics''

    School on Recent trends in Light-Matter Interaction, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, September 2017

     

  16. ''Nuclear effects in heavy atoms and ions''

    "Atomic Physics with (super) Heavy Atoms and Ions" Workshop, Helmholtz Institute Jena and ExtreMe Matter Institute EMMI, Jena, October 2016

     

  17. ''Nuclear and plasma physics with extreme light sources''

    Kolloquium "Theorie von Nichtgleichgewichtsphänomenen in Festkörpern oder Plasmen", Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf and Technical University Dresden, Dresden, October 2016

     

  18. ''Direct and secondary nuclear excitation with x-ray free-electron lasers''

    25nd International Laser Physics Workshop, Yerevan, Armenia, July 2016

     

  19. ''Perspectives on XFELO driving atomic nuclei''

    XFELO Science Workshop, SLAC National Accelarator Laboratory, USA, June 2016

     

  20. ''Nuclear processes in hot and cold plasmas''

    Plasma Physics Seminar, GSI Darmstadt, June 2016

     

  21. ''Laser-nucleus reactions''

    EMN Light-Matter Interactions Meeting 2016, Singapore, May 2016

     

  22. ''Laser-nucleus reactions in coherent gamma-ray fields''

    Physics Seminar, University of Bucharest, Bucharest-Magurele, Romania, April 2016

     

  23. ''Quantum control of x-rays''

    Theory Colloquium, Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany, January 2016

     

  24. ''Bridging X-Ray and Optical Photons in an Opto-Mechanical Interface''

    46th Winter Colloquium on the Physics of Quantum Electronics, Snowbird, USA, January 2016

     

  25. ''New theoretical insights on the physics of compound nuclei from laser-nucleus reactions''

    International Meeting on Laser-Driven Radiation sources for Nuclear Applications, Washington DC, USA, December 2015

     

  26. ''Nuclear isomers in intense electromagnetic fields''

    International Workshop on Structure and Dynamics of Atomic Nuclei: Contemporary Aspects, Sofia, Bulgaria, October 2015

     

  27. ''Nuclear and atomic quantum dynamics''

    ECT* Workshop "The interplay between atomic and nuclear physics to study exotic nuclei", Trento, Italy, August 2015

     

  28. ''Laser-induced reactions in the quasiadiabatic regime''

    14th International Conference on Nuclear Reaction Mechanisms, Varenna, Italy, June 2015

     

  29. ''Nuclei in the light of novel coherent sources''

    Max Planck Research Group Selection Symposium, Berlin, Germany, February 2015

     

  30. ''Broadband photon echoes for fast storage and control''

    Physics Seminar, Technical University Darmstadt, Germany, January 2015

     

  31. ''Nuclear quantum dynamics as a tool for high-precision studies''

    Physics Department, Technical University Braunschweig, Germany, January 2015

     

  32. ''Nuclear and atomic quantum dynamics with strong optical, x-ray and gamma-ray fields''

    Laser Seminar, ETH Zürich, Switzerland, December 2014

     

  33. ''X-ray interactions from single particles to complex systems''

    Colloquium, Max Born Institute and Technical University Berlin, Germany, December 2014

     

  34. ''Nuclear x-ray quantum optics''

    PIER Graduate Week, DESY, Hamburg, October 2014

     

  35. ''NEEC in hot and cold plasmas''

    Nuclear Physics Seminar, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, USA, August 2014

     

  36. ''Nuclear excitation with zeptosecond multi-MeV laser pulses''

    248th Americal Chemical Society National Meeting, San Francisco, USA, August 2014

     

  37. ''Laser-nucleus reactions leading far from the valley of stability''

    23nd International Laser Physics Workshop, Sofia, Bulgaria, July 2014

     

  38. ''Controlling single x-ray photons via coherence effects in nuclear ensembles''

    23nd International Laser Physics Workshop, Sofia, Bulgaria, July 2014

     

  39. ''Theoretical approaches for Thorium nuclear spectroscopy''

    International Workshop on Thorium Nuclear Spectroscopy, Vienna, Austria, May 2014

     

  40. ''Physics at the atomic-nuclear interface''

    ILIMA Open Meeting, GSI Darmstadt, Germany, March 2014

     

  41. ''X-rays for nuclei with the XFEL''

    5th Ringberg Workshop on Science with FELs – from first results to future perspectives, Ringberg, Germany, February 2014

     

  42. ''Coupling nuclei to the atomic shell''

    Nuclear Physics Seminar, University of Münster, Germany, January 2014

     

  43. ''Nuclear excitation of 229mTh with Alpha-X''

    Physics Seminar, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK, August 2013

     

  44. ''Alpha decay and neutron emission in strong laser pulses''

    22nd International Laser Physics Workshop, Prague, the Czech Republic, July 2013

     

  45. ''Theoretical uncertainties for Auger electron cascades''

    IAEA Consultants' Meeting on ''Auger emission data needs for medical applications'', Vienna, Austria, May 2013

     

  46. ''Extending the boundaries of the Quantum World''

    6th HGSFP Winterschool 2013, Obergurgl, Austria, January 2013

     

  47. ''X-rays and nuclei: From controlling single x-ray photons to isomer depletion via photons and electrons ''

    International Workshop on Atomic Physics, Dresden, November 2012

     

  48. ''Coherent light interacting with nuclei: from VUV to gamma rays''

    Physics Colloquium at the University of the West of Scotland, Paisley, UK, October 2012

     

  49. ''Taming single x-ray photons with nuclei''

    SUPA Colloquium, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK, October 2012

     

  50. ''Entanglement and coherent control of single x-ray photons using nuclei''

    Physics Colloquium at the University of Glasgow, UK, October 2012

     

  51. ''229mTh at the Interface of Atomic and Nuclear Physics''

    EMMI Workshop ''The 229mTh Nuclear Isomer Clock'', GSI Darmstadt, Germany, September 2012

     

  52. ''Coherent control of single x-ray photons''

    Seminar talk, Quantum Optics, Quantum Nanophysics and Quantum Information, University of Vienna, Austria, September 2012

     

  53. ''Nuclear coherent population transfer with x-ray laser pulses''

    21st International Laser Physics Workshop, Calgary, Canada, July 2012

     

  54. ''Level density for large number of particle-hole states''

    13th International Conference on Nuclear Reaction Mechanisms, Varenna, Italy, June 2012

     

  55. ''Coherent nuclear photoexcitation from low-lying collective states to compound nuclei''

    Theory Seminar, University of Bucharest, Romania, February 2012

     

  56. ''Quantum control of nuclei with coherent x-ray light''

    Workshop on petawatt lasers at hard x-ray light sources, Dresden-Rossendorf, September 2011

     

  57. ''Laser-assisted tunneling of quasistationary states''

    20th International Laser Physics Workshop, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, July 2011

     

  58. ''Population and depletion of isomeric states by strong electromagnetic fields''

    Isomers in Nuclear and Interdisciplinary Research Workshop, St. Petersburg, Russia, July 2011

     

  59. ''Laser-assisted tunneling of quasistationary states''

    Multiphoton Seminar of the General Physics Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia, June 2011

     

  60. ''Nuclear dynamics in coherent x-ray fields''

    Theory Symposium of the Helmholtz Institute Jena, May 2011

     

  61. ''Nuclear dynamics in intense laser fields''

    SPIE Optics + Optoelectronics, Prague, the Czech Republic, April 2011

     

  62. ''Nuclear excitons and control of gamma-ray emission''

    ISOLDE Seminar, CERN, Switzerland, March 2011

     

  63. ''Nuclear excitons and control of gamma-ray emission''

    Nuclear Seminar, University of Jyväskylä, Finland, February 2011

     

  64. ''Nuclear coherent population transfer with x-ray laser pulses''

    Quantum Optics and New Materials (IV), Beijing, China, January 2011

     

  65. ''Excitons, entanglement and coherent control with nuclei''

    41th Winter Colloquium on the Physics of Quantum Electronics, Snowbird, USA, January 2011

     

  66. ''Quantum control of nuclei with coherent x-ray light''

    Workshop on Evolution and Control of Complexity: Key Experiments Using Sources of Hard X-rays, Argonne, USA, October 2010

     

  67. ''Coupling nuclei to intense photon fields''

    HASYLAB Seminar, DESY, Hamburg, Germany, June 2010

     

  68. ''Excitons, polaritons and quantum optics with nuclei''

    Seminar der AG Quantentheorie und Vielteilchensysteme, Institut für Physik, Rostock, Germany, June 2010

     

  69. ''X-ray single-photon entanglement via coherent control of nuclei''

    40th Winter Colloquium on the Physics of Quantum Electronics, Snowbird, USA, January 2010

     

  70. ''Nuclear effects in atomic transitions''

    SPARC collaboration meeting, Lisbon, Portugal, September 2009

     

  71. ''Resonant nuclear excitation via coupling to the atomic shell''

    XXVI International Conference on Photonic, Electronic and Atomic Collisions (ICPEAC), Kalamazoo, USA, July 2009

     

  72. ''Coherent control and keV single-photon entanglement in nuclear forward scattering''

    18th International Laser Physics Workshop, Barcelona, Spain, July 2009

     

  73. ''Nuclear excitation by electron capture in storage rings''

    International Workshop on Atomic Effects in Nuclear Excitation and Decay, ECT*, Trento, Italy, June 2009

     

  74. ''Nuclear excitation by electron capture and isomer triggering''

    NIF and Photon Science Seminar, LLNL, Livermore, USA, May 2009

     

  75. ''Coupling of nuclei to the atomic shell''

    Plasma Physics Division Seminar, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, USA, May 2009

     

  76. ''Resonant nuclear excitation via coupling to the atomic shell''

    NuSTAR Collaboration Meeting, GSI Darmstadt, March 2009

     

  77. ''Coupling nuclei to intense photon fields''

    Plasma Physics Seminar, GSI Darmstadt, December 2008

     

  78. ''Resonant nuclear excitation via coupling to the atomic shell''

    20th International Conference on the Application of Accelerators in Research and Industry CAARI, Fort Worth, Texas, USA, August 2008

    since the US visa did not arrive on time, the talk was given by Z. Harman

     

  79. ''The quest for resonant nuclear excitation with photons and electrons''

    Canada's National Laboratory for Particle and Nuclear Physics TRIUMF, Vancouver, Canada, July 2008

     

  80. ''Quantum nucleonics with photons and electrons ''

    17th International Laser Physics Workshop, Trondheim, Norway, July 2008

     

  81. ''Bridging atomic and nuclear physics in nuclear excitation by electron capture''

    DPG Frühjahrstagung, Darmstadt, Germany, March 2008

     

  82. ''New trends in Nuclear Excitation by Electron Capture''

    Institut für Atom- und Molekülphysik, Justus-Liebig-Universität, Giessen, Germany, Nov. 2007

     

  83. ''Intense laser-nucleus interaction and isomer triggering''

    Indo-German Meet on Intense Laser Matter Interactions, Khandala, India, Oct. 2007

     

  84. ''Resonant electron scattering on nuclei''

    Theory Group Meeting of the SPARC Collaboration 'Atomic Physics in Strong Fields', GSI Darmstadt, Germany, July 2007

     

  85. ''Nuclear excitation mechanisms at the borderline of atomic physics''

    Departement für Physik und Astronomie, Universität Basel, Switzerland, April 2007

     

  86. ''Resonant nuclear excitation via atomic physics processes''

    ILIMA Collaboration Meeting, GSI Darmstadt, Germany, March 2007

     

  87. ''Nuclear excitation by electron capture for heavy ions''

    Atomic Physics Group Seminar, GSI Darmstadt, Germany, Nov. 2006

     

  88. ''Theory of nuclear excitation by electron capture for heavy ions''

    Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik, Heidelberg, Germany, Jan. 2006

     

  89. ''Theory of excitation of heavy nuclei by electron capture''

    V. A. Fock Physics Institute, St. Petersburg State University, Russia, August 2005

     

Contributed talks & co

  1. X. Kong, J. Haber, R. Röhlsberger and A. Pálffy

    DPG Frühjahrstagung, Erlangen, Germany, March 2018

    ''Rabi oscillations of x-ray radiation between two nuclear ensembles''

     

  2. X. Kong, J. Evers, J. Haber, R. Röhlsberger and A. Pálffy

    DPG Frühjahrstagung, Erlangen, Germany, March 2018

    ''From electromagnetically induced transparency to Autler-Townes splitting with x-rays''

     

  3. A. Pálffy and N. Minkov

    DPG Frühjahrstagung, Bochum, Germany, February 2018

    ''Reduced transition probabilities for the gamma decay of the 7.8 eV isomer in 229Th''

     

  4. A. Pálffy and P. Bilous

    nuClock Consortium Meeting, MPIK, Heidelberg, September 2017

    ''Dominant electric quadrupole channel in internal conversion from 229Th excited electronic states''

     

  5. A. Pálffy and H. A. Weidenmüller

    DPG Frühjahrstagung, Darmstadt, Germany, March 2016

    ''Laser-nucleus reactions in coherent gamma-ray fields''

     

  6. W.-T. Liao and A. Pálffy

    DPG Frühjahrstagung, Hannover, Germany, March 2016

    ''An optomechanical interface bridging x-ray and optical photons''

     

  7. A. Pálffy

    ''Testing Strong-Field Physics with Highly Charged Ions and Nuclei''

    Evaluation meeting of SFB 1225, Heidelberg, Germany, February 2016

     

  8. A. Pálffy

    ''Coupling of the atomic and nuclear quantum dynamics in Th229''

    nuClock kick-off meeting, Munich, Germany, September 2015

     

  9. A. Pálffy and H. A. Weidenmüller

    DPG Frühjahrstagung, Heidelberg, Germany, March 2015

    ''Time-dependent nuclear excitation dynamics in coherent gamma-ray fields''

     

  10. W.-T. Liao, C. H. Keitel and A. Pálffy

    DPG Frühjahrstagung, Heidelberg, Germany, March 2015

    ''Single-photon and macroscopical entanglement using nuclear ensembles''

     

  11. A. Pálffy

    Public Day at MPIK, July 2014

    ''Auf der Suche nach der Batterie der Zukunft''

     

  12. A. Pálffy

    Habilitationsvortrag, Fakultät für Physik und Astronomie, Universität Heidelberg, July 2014

    ''Network game theory - Spieltheorie angewandt auf Netzwerke''

     

  13. A. Pálffy

    Kaffeepalaver, Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics, Heidelberg, May 2014

    ''Nuclear and atomic quantum dynamics from the optical to the x-ray and gamma-ray regimes''

     

  14. A. Pálffy

    Scientific Advisory Board Meeting, MPIK, April 2014

    ''Nuclei in electron and x‐ray light environments''

     

  15. A. Pálffy and and H. A. Weidenmüller

    DPG Frühjahrstagung, Frankfurt, Germany, March 2014

    ''Nuclear Excitation by a Strong Zeptosecond Laser Pulse in the Quasiadiabatic Regime''

     

  16. ''Coherent x-ray storage and modulation in nuclei''

    Joint University-MPI seminar on atomic physics in strong electromagnetic fields, December 2012

     

  17. S. K. Arigapudi and A. Pálffy

    DPG Frühjahrstagung, Stuttgart, Germany, March 2012

    ''Overlapping resonances and interference in nuclei coupling to the atomic shell''

     

  18. A. Junker, C. H. Keitel and A. Pálffy

    DPG Frühjahrstagung, Stuttgart, Germany, March 2012

    ''Nuclear excitation and collective effects with coherent x-ray light''

     

  19. A. Pálffy

    Public lecture on the Max-Planck Day, MPIK, November 2011

    ''Wie man Atomkerne als extrem leistungsfähige Batterien nutzen könnte''

     

  20. A. Pálffy, J. Evers and C. H. Keitel

    DPG Frühjahrstagung, Dresden, Germany, March 2011

    ''Excitons, polaritons and entanglement with x-ray light''

     

  21. S. K. Arigapudi and A. Pálffy

    DPG Frühjahrstagung, Dresden, Germany, March 2011

    ''Multiple resonances in nuclei coupling to the atomic shells''

     

  22. A. Pálffy

    Lecture for visiting students, Chemnitz is calling, MPIK, September 2010

    ''Theoretische Quantendynamik in intensiven Laserfeldern''

     

  23. A. Pálffy

    Lecture for visiting students, Braunschweig is calling, MPIK, May 2010

    ''Theoretische Quantendynamik in intensiven Laserfeldern''

     

  24. A. Pálffy, C. H. Keitel, J. Evers

    DPG Frühjahrstagung, Hannover, Germany, March 2010

    ''Collectivity and interference in x-ray scattering on nuclei''

     

  25. A. Pálffy

    DPG Frühjahrstagung, Hamburg, Germany, March 2009

    ''Nuclear properties explored by resonant electron recombination processes''

     

  26. A. Pálffy, J. Evers and C. H. Keitel

    DPG Frühjahrstagung, Hamburg, Germany, March 2009

    ''Coherent control of nuclear forward scattering''

     

  27. A. Pálffy

    EBIT Brainstorming Seminar, Gérardmer, France, November 2008

    ''How much does an EBIT know about nuclei?''

     

  28. J. Evers and A. Pálffy

    Public Day at MPIK, Heidelberg, September 2008

    ''Wie man mit dem Fahrrad schneller fährt als Licht''

     

  29. Z. Harman and A. Pálffy

    Public Day at MPIK, Heidelberg, September 2008

    ''Quantenphysikalische Experimente im Computer ''

     

  30. A. Pálffy

    Kaffeepalaver am MPIK, July 2008

    ''Quantum nucleonics with photons and electrons''

     

  31. A. Pálffy, J. Evers and C. H. Keitel

    Current Problems in Nuclear Physics and Atomic Energy, Kyiv, Ukraine, June 2008

    ''Isomer triggering via nuclear excitation by electron capture''

     

  32. A. Pálffy, J. Evers and C. H. Keitel

    3rd International Conference on Frontiers of Nonlinear Physics, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, July 2007

    ''Resonant nuclear excitation by photons or electrons''

     

  33. A. Pálffy, T. J. Bürvenich, J. Evers and C. H. Keitel

    DPG Frühjahrstagung, Düsseldorf, Germany, March 2007

    ''Dipole-forbidden transitions of nuclei interacting with super-intense laser fields''

     

  34. A. Pálffy, Z. Harman, A. Surzhykov, U. D. Jentschura and W. Scheid

    DPG Frühjahrstagung, Düsseldorf, Germany, March 2007

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

     

  35. A. Pálffy, Z. Harman, A. Surzhykov and W. Scheid

    13th International conference on the Physics of Highly Charged Ions (HCI), Belfast, Northern Ireland, August 2006

    ''Competition between radiative recombination and nuclear excitation by electron capture''

     

  36. A. Pálffy, Z. Harman and W. Scheid

    DPG Frühjahrstagung, Frankfurt, Germany, March 2006

    ''Candidate isotopes for experimental observation of nuclear excitation by electron capture''

     

  37. A. Pálffy, Z. Harman and W. Scheid

    27. Tagung der Arbeitsgruppe Energiereiche Atomare Stösse (EAS), Riezlern, Austria, Feb. 2006

    ''Theoretical studies for observation of nuclear excitation by electron capture''

     

  38. A. Pálffy, Z. Harman and W. Scheid

    DPG Frühjahrstagung, Berlin, Germany, March 2005

    ''Theory of excitation of heavy ions by electron capture''

     

  39. A. Pálffy, Z. Harman and W. Scheid

    26. Tagung der Arbeitsgruppe Energiereiche Atomare Stösse (EAS), Riezlern, Austria, Feb. 2005

    ''Theory of Electron Recombination by Nucleus Excitation''

     

Posters

  • A. Pálffy, Z. Harman, C. Kozhuharov, C. Brandau, C. H. Keitel, W. Scheid and T. Stöhlker

    DPG Frühjahrstagung, Darmstadt, Germany, March 2008

    ''Nuclear lifetime prolongation in resonant electron recombination processes''

     

  • A. Pálffy, J. Evers and C. H. Keitel

    402nd Wilhelm and Else Heraeus Seminar 'Novel light sources and applications', Obergurgl, Austria, Feb. 2008

    ''Nuclear quantum optics with intense photon fields''

     

  • A. Pálffy, J. Evers and C. H. Keitel

    XXV International Conference on Photonic, Electronic and Atomic Collisions (ICPEAC), Freiburg, Germany, July 2007

    ''Nuclear quantum optics involving dipole-forbidden transitions''

     

  • A. Pálffy, Z. Harman, A. Surzhykov, C. Brandau, C. Kozhuharov and W. Scheid

    XXV International Conference on Photonic, Electronic and Atomic Collisions (ICPEAC), Freiburg, Germany, July 2007

    ''Investigating nuclear properties and dynamics by means of electron recombination in highly-charged ions''

     

  • A. Pálffy, T. J. Bürvenich, J. Evers and C. H. Keitel

    9th European Conference on Atoms, Molecules and Photons (ECAMP), Crete, Greece, May 2007

    ''Direct interaction of laser fields with dipole-forbidden transitions in nuclei''

     

  • A. Pálffy, Z. Harman, A. Surzhykov, U. D. Jentschura and W. Scheid

    9th European Conference on Atoms, Molecules and Photons (ECAMP), Crete, Greece, May 2007

    ''Exploring nuclear structure and dynamics by electron capture''

     

  • A. Pálffy, Z. Harman and W. Scheid

    XXIV International Conference on Photonic, Electronic and Atomic Collisions (ICPEAC), Rosario, Argentina, July 2005

    ''Excitation of heavy nuclei by electron capture''