• Happy Birthday Minhal and Muneeza!

    This week in our group meeting, we celebrated Muneeza and Minhal’s birthdays! Happy birthday to you both!

  • Dinner with Lars Pettersson from Stockholm University

    Our collaborator, Lars Pettersson, visited us all the way from Stockholm University for a week. We bid him farewell with dinner! Thank you for visiting, Lars!

  • Hosting the Colloquium Speaker

    This week, Professor Bergmann hosted the colloquium speaker, TK Sham. TK visited us all the way from Western University in Ontario to share how we can use synchrotrons to study some of the first kinds …

  • Welcome our new undergraduate student, Mikaela Brown!

    Mikaela joined the group in Spring 2024. She is majoring in Physics and Astrophysics, and is excited to learn more about optics!

  • A big welcome to our new postdoc, Varun Mapara!

    Varun Mapara is a joint postdoc with the Bergmann, Kawasaki, and Xiao labs at UW-Madison as part of our MRSEC collaboration. Varun specializes in ultrafast spectroscopy and the characterization of novel materials in high magnetic …

  • Internship Update

    Zain Abhari is having lots of fun at SACLA in Japan, while working on projects related to nonlinear x-ray optics! Pictured below is Zain Abhari and her team: Gota Yamaguchi, Ichiro Inoue, and Yuichi Inubushi …

  • LCLS Technical Note published by undergraduate student, Muneeza Munawar!

    During her Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI), Muneeza worked with Zachary Wolf, a lead scientist at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. In her work, she helped with the preparations for the magnetic measurements of the new …

  • Welcome new research fellow Erzsi Szilagyi!

    She has just been awarded the M. Hildred Blewett Fellowship from the American Physical Society. She will be a research fellow in the Bergmann Group and stationed at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory working with Junko Yano.

  • Minhal Gardezi featured on PBS

    Minhal’s Talk “Can X-rays Trace the Origins of Printing?” can now be viewed on PBS. Congratulations!  

  • Major NSF-sponsored materials research center funded for $18 million

    The Bergmann Lab is one of 10 groups that have come together to form an interdisciplinary research group under MRSEC.  Our group’s goal is to work towards upgrading the X-FAST instrument, our XUV tabletop setup, …

  • Welcoming our new post doc, Tom Linker!

    Tom Linker has a joint post doc position with us and Stanford University. He will be stationed at the Stanford PULSE Institute. Tom’s work focuses on studying stimulated x-ray emission and nonlinear x-ray spectroscopy. We …

  • Rounding Out the Semester Together!

    As the semester comes to a close, we celebrate with another dinner together before everyone begins their travels for the summer! We missed Caleb and Rafaella, but are excited for them to join us in …

  • Zain off to Japan!

    Congratulations to Zain for being accepted to the SACLA Research Support Program for Graduate Students at the prestigious linear accelerator in Hyogo, Japan. Zain will be in Japan for three months this Fall. We are …

  • Welcome new undergraduate student, Isabelle Bubnick!

    Isabelle joined the group part way through the spring semester. She is a freshman in the physics department also pursuing a degree in Russian. Her project will be to characterize the optimal parameters for high …

  • Thank you, Ryan!

    Our last group dinner with Ryan! Thank you for all your hard work and contributions to the group. You will be missed, and congratulations on the completion of your post doc!

  • New Semester, New Faces!

    This semester, we welcome three new members to our group! Our new post doc, Rafaella Georgiou will use X-ray spectroscopy to probe the chemical speciation of paint materials that led to a revolution in the …

  • Wisconsin Science Festival!

    Our group participated in this years Wisconsin Science Festival! We had a booth at the Discovery Expo and Science on the Square. We had many wonderful demos and a lot of fun sharing our knowledge …

  • Group Hike at Devil’s Lake State Park

    With numbered nice days left in the year, our group took a trip out to Devil’s Lake State Park to see the Fall colors! There was lots of hiking, swimming, food, and most importantly laughs. …

  • Welcome, new undergraduate student Muneeza Munawar!

    Muneeza joined the group at during the Fall semester of 2022. She is a junior majoring in physics and astronomy.

  • Joint Postdoc Position in Nonlinear X-ray Science at University of Wisconsin-Madison and Stanford University/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

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