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International School on ultrafast X-ray & Attosecond Science - Paris-Saclay Campus, France, May 2024

A large number of group members (Manos, Tanya, Torben, Francesco, Leo, Zhonghui, and Roy) were enthusiastic about taking part in the Attosecond Science school held at Paris-Saclay Campus, which delved deeply into the realms of ultrafast X-ray and attosecond science. Through this program, we acquired a strong grasp of the foundational principles and key aspects of this innovative field, as well as a range of practical applications.

10 Years Celebration of ARCNL - Landgoed Duin en Kruidberg, May 2024

We had a fantastic time celebrating the 10th anniversary of ARCNL. It was a memorable event filled with laughter, camaraderie, and a sense of pride in all that ARCNL has accomplished over the past decade. We feel inspired and grateful to be a part of such a dynamic and innovative community!

Optica High-Brightness Sources and Light-Driven Interactions Congress - Vienna, Austria, March 2024

Nataliia was honored to be invited to give a talk at the High-Brightness Sources and Light-Driven Interactions Congress organized by the Optica Society. Her talk, titled “Unveiling the Atomic Dipole Phase: EUV Interferometry of High Harmonics Generated in Gases and Solids,” focused on cutting-edge research in the field of harmonics generation and made a valuable addition to the conference program, where her presentation was well-received by attendees.

NWO Physics - Veldhoven, January 2024

Our group had an absolutely great experience participating in the NWO Physics conference this year. The conference was filled with thought-provoking presentations, and stimulating discussions. We were able to showcase our own work with four posters presented by Kevin, Roy, Zhonghui and Pieter, and receive valuable feedback from experts in the field.

Christmas outing - Amsterdam, December 2023

Our Christmas group outing was truly fantastic as it revolved around an engaging and interactive cooking class. Not only did we get to acquire new culinary skills, but we also had the chance to strengthen our bonds. The festive ambiance and the shared joy of preparing delectable holiday dishes made this event truly unforgettable and enjoyable for everyone.

PhD defense Maarten van der Geest - VU, November 15, 2023

Congratulations to Maarten for his outstanding achievement in successfully defending his PhD thesis on ‘Extreme-ultraviolet and nonlinear spectroscopy of thin-film materials’ at the Vrije Universiteit (VU) Amsterdam on November 15!

Annual Meeting NNV AMO - Egmond aan Zee, October 10-11, 2023

The group had an enriching experience of participating in the annual AMO conference of the Dutch Physical Society (NNV), presenting one oral and four poster presentations. The poster ‘Spectrally-resolved broadband XUV Fourier transform holography’ presented by Leo Guery and Nataliia Kuzkova caught the attention of the conference attendees and was awarded the best poster award.


PhD defense Najmeh Sadegh - UvA, September 20, 2023

Congratulations to Najmeh on successfully defending her PhD thesis titled ‘Spectroscopic Investigations of the Photon-Induced Reactions in Tin-Oxo Cage Photoresists’ at the Universiteit van Amsterdam (UvA) on September 20!

IDF writing days - Friesland, August 2023

We spent a few days in Friesland in the Netherlands during IDF writing days. The scenic beauty and serene atmosphere of the region made our experience truly memorable. The productive environment fueled the group’s creativity and motivated us to write with passion and enthusiasm. The fruitful discussions resulted in a productive outcome.

Summer outing - Amsterdam, June 2023

Our group had an unforgettable summer outing in Amsterdam, where we spent the day exploring the picturesque canals. Little did we know, a sudden rainstorm added an unexpected twist to our outing, but it only made our time together even more memorable. We shared stories and enjoyed each other’s company as we took shelter from the rain, creating a lasting bond and fond memories.

PhD defense Sylvianne Roscam Abbing - VU, March 27, 2023

On March 27, Sylvianne successfully defended her PhD thesis on ‘Control over Extreme-Ultraviolet High Harmonic Generation from Gases and Solids’ at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam  – Congratulations, well done!