• 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.

  • Welcome, rotation student Sophie Vogelsang!

    Sophie Vogelsang is a rotating chemistry student. She recently graduated from Vanderbilt University with a BA in Chemistry and History of Art and completed her undergraduate thesis in Dr. Lauren Buchanan’s research group.

  • LCLS Summer Interns Poster Session Award

    One of our talented undergraduates students, Noah Welke, spent the summer at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory as an intern. There, he did research with Alex Halavanau developing a solid gain medium for XLO at CXI. …

  • First XUV Spectrum!

    We successfully produced our first high harmonic spectrum! What is pictured is a spectrum of our source, which is an 800nm beam, up-converted, using neon, gas through high harmonic generation (HHG) to create an extreme-ultraviolet …

  • Welcome, new undergraduate student, Jake Murawski!

    In the Spring of 2022 he graduated from UW Madison, where he studied Physics, Mathematics, and Astrophysics. Jake joined the group at the beginning of the summer of 2022.

  • Congratulations Nikhilesh!

    Nikhilesh graduated on May 14th with bachelor degrees in physics and computer science! He will be continuing his career at Brown University in their PhD program. Nikhilesh did great work while he was here, and …

  • New Postdoc Coming Soon!

    Congratulations to Rafaella Georgiou for winning the HORIZON Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship. Rafaella will join our group for two years in early 2023. Rafaella will use X-ray spectroscopy to probe the chemical speciation of paint materials …

  • Proud of Our Teaching Assistants!

    Congratulations to Minhal and Jake on their teaching assistant awards! Minhal was awarded Best Fall Teaching Assistant for 2021 and Jake was awarded Outstanding Undergraduate Assistant for Spring 2022.

  • Hosting the Colloquium Speaker

    This week, Professor Bergmann hosted the colloquium speaker, Mark Hunter. Mark visited us all the way from SLAC National Accelerator Lab to share how we can use XFELs to study structural biology!

  • Ryan and Berta’s Birthdays!

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

  • Two Down, One to Go

    The second one of our vacuum chambers was leak tested by a couple of our students (from left to right, Zain, Berta). The test went well and it’s now found its home in the lab!

  • Minhal’s Birthday!

    This week in our group meeting, we celebrated Minhal’s birthday! Happy birthday, Minhal!

  • New Semester – New Graduate Students

    We are excited to start the new semester with two new graduate students! We welcomed Minhal Gardezi and previous rotation student Roberta Candela to our group in early January.

  • Laser Installation

    The laser has been installed and now our students are ready to be trained. Thank you Adam for the installation!

  • Ready for Laser Installation

    With the optical tables installed and ready to go, we were able to finally take the laser out of the box and get it up on the table. The next step is to have the …

  • The Tables Have Finally Arrived!

    After some delays, our optical tables have finally arrived. They are fully installed and ready for the optics!  

  • Welcome, graduate student Minhal Gardezi!

    Minhal will join the group this coming Spring semester. In the Spring of 2020 she graduated from Wellesley College, where she studied Physics and Computer Science. She completed her undergraduate thesis and post-graduate research fellowship …

  • Dinner with our Growing Group!

    With a third undergraduate, a rotation student, and another graduate student to join in the spring, our larger group had one more dinner this semester while Uwe was still in town at the Vintage Brewing …

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