Alvaro Magaña

Early Stage Researcher – Humboldt-Universität zu

Nationality – Salvadoran
Email – magana (at)

Starting date: 01/09/2012

Research topic: Dynamics of molecular systems subject to intense laser fields

Alvaro Magana

Research abstract:
I study the diverse phenomena involved in molecules and atoms subject to intense laser fields, like for example: high harmonic generation (HHG), energy and angle-resolved electron spectra, and ionization yields as a function of the molecular alignment or orientation. The ultimate goal is to obtain an accurate description of the molecular electronic structure and thus be able to provide real time imaging of dynamical processes. I also work on improving and expanding the numerical tools used for the simulation of such experimental setups.

September 2012 – Present: Early Stage Researcher, Modern Optics Group, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Germany).
October 2011 – July 2012: Research staff, Particle Physics Department of the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain).
2010 – 2011: M. Sc. “Nuclear and Particle Physics and its Technological and Medical Applications”.
University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain). Thesis entitled: “The Klebanov-Witten Model”.
2005 – 2010: B. Sc. in Physics, University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain).

Research interests:
Strong field physics, atomic, molecular and optical physics, quantum optics, computational physics.

A. Magana, J. Mas, L. Mazzanti and J. Tarrio, “Probes on D3-D7 Quark-Gluon Plasmas,”
JHEP 1207, 058 (2012)