Hector Rey

Early Stage Researcher – Queen’s University Belfast
Nationality – Spanish
Email – h.rey (at) qub.ac.uk

Starting date: 01/12/2011

left project: 11/30/2014

Research topic: Ultra-fast dynamics of multi-electron systems in XUV fields

Research abstract:
Brief research abstract: The Time-dependent R-matrix theory is one of the very few theoretical methods capable of predicting the simultaneous response of many electrons to ultra-short laser fields. In this project, I investigate how tightly bound atomic electron and loosely bound electrons respond to intense laser light with large photon energy. In addition to the application of the time-dependent R-matrix codes to ionization processes involving inner-shell electrons, I am assisting with the continued development of time-dependent R-matrix approach and its associated computational codes, in particular with the use of a finite-difference outer region. This development will significantly increase the number of physical processes that can be studied, and its successful completion would thus be of great benefit to the atomic physics community.

Biography:
2011 – present: Early Stage Researcher – School of Mathematics and Physics, Queen’s University Belfast.
2010: Physics teacher, Spain
2009: Certificate of Pedagogical Aptitude – University of Vigo, Spain
2008: Researcher (as a Leonardo da Vinci grant holder) – Centre of Physics and Technological Research. Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
2008: BSc (Hons) Physics – University of Vigo, Spain

Research interests:
Computational Physics, Multi-electron dynamics, Atto-science, Strong field Physics