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Fernando Martin Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Fernando Martín graduated in Chemistry in 1984 and Physics in 1986 at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. He received his PhD degree at the same university in 1986. Then, he completed postdoctoral studies at the University of Bordeaux I (1988), the Université de Paris VI (1989-1990) and the University of Chicago (1995-1996).

Tomoya Okino RIKEN

Dr. Tomoya Okino is a researcher of attosecond science research team at RIKEN Center for Advanced Photonics, Japan. He received his Ph.D from the University of Tokyo in 2009. He has served as Assistant Professor at the Department of Chemistry, School of Science, the University of Tokyo from 2006 to 2012. He has been involved in the investigation of ultrafast hydrogen migration process in intense laser fields and the development of new attosecond nonlinear spectroscopic method for attosecond molecular dynamics. His current research interest is visualizing and controlling chemical reaction with attosecond temporal and sub-Angstrom spatial resolution.

Thomas Pfeifer Max-Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics

Thomas Pfeifer received his doctoral degree at the University of Würzburg, Germany in 2004. 2005-2008: Research Fellow (Alexander von Humboldt Foundation) and Postdoctoral Research Associate at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (LBNL) and UC Berkeley. 2009: independent Max-Planck Research Group Leader, since 2014 Director at the Max-Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics, Heidelberg, Germany. 2013: Heinz-Maier-Leibnitz Award of the German Research Foundation (DFG).

Martin Schultze Laboratory for Attosecond Physics

Martin Schultze is researcher in the Laboratory for Attosecond Physics led by Ferenc Krausz at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics (MPQ) in Garching, Germany. After studying physics at ETH Zurich, he received his PhD in 2008 from the Ludwig-Maximilans-Universität München and spent a postdoc at the UC Berkely, USA. His research focusses on time resolved spectroscopy with single attosecond pulses in atomic and solid systems.

Shambhu Ghimire Stanford PULSE Institute

Shambhu Ghimire is an Associate Staff Scientist at Stanford PULSE Institute in SLAC National Accelerator Lab, where he leads the Attosecond X-ray Photonics program. Ghimire is a recipient of the Young Investigator award from the Office of Science, US Department of Energy. His current research interests are on strong-field and attosecond electron dynamics in condensed phase. He received his PhD in physics from Kansas State University in 2007 and went to University of Michigan for a post-doc work before joining SLAC in 2009.

Dr. Olga Smirnova MBI Theory Group

Olga Smirnova is the head of Theory Group at the Max Born Institute in Berlin, Germany. She has received her PhD from the Moscow State University in 2000. From 2000 to 2003 she worked as Assistant Professor (tenured) at the Moscow State University. In 2003 she moved to the Vienna Technical University as Lise Meitner Fellow, and in 2005 she joined the theory group at the Steacie Institute for Molecular Sciences, NRC Canada, becoming permanent staff member in 2006. In 2009 she moved to the Max Born Institute in Berlin to start her own theory group, which focuses on using intense light fields to image and control attosecond dynamics in atoms and molecules. She is recipient of the Karl-Scheel-Preis of Physikalischen Gesellschaft zu Berlin for the work on high harmonic spectroscopy of multielectron dynamics.

Claudio Cirelli ETH Zurich

Claudio Cirelli received the Ph.D. degree in 2007 from the University of Zurich, Switzerland, for his studies on surface dynamics investigated with time resolved low energy electron diffraction. From 2007 to March 2013 he has worked on strong-field and attosecond science in the group of Prof. Ursula Keller (Ultrafast Laser Physics) at ETH Zurich, Switzerland, where he is also currently employed as Senior Scientist.

Michael Pullen ICFO – The Institute of Photonic Sciences

Michael Pullen is a Research Fellow at the Institut de Ciències Fotòniques (ICFO – The Institute of Photonic Sciences) in Barcelona, Spain where he studies ultrafast dynamics using mid-IR sources. He received his PhD from Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia in 2011 for studying strong-field ionisation of atomic hydrogen using few-cycle pulses.

Pascal Salières Laboratory Interactions, Dynamics and Lasers (LIDyL)

Pascal Salières is a research director at the Laboratory Interactions, Dynamics and Lasers (LIDyL) of CEA-Saclay. He graduated from ESPCI-ParisTech graduate school in 1991 and received his PhD degree in Physics from the Pierre and Marie University – Paris 6 in 1995, focusing on the coherence properties of high harmonic generation.