• 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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  • 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!

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