Marco Ruberti

Early Stage Researcher – Imperial College London
Nationality – Italian
Email – m.ruberti11 (at) imperial.ac.uk

Starting date: 01/09/2011

left project: 08/31/2014

Research topic: First Principle Methods for Molecular Ionization

Research abstract:

The main objective of my PhD work is theoretical study of correlated atto-second multi -electron dynamics induced in molecules by intense ultrashort XUV and X-ray pulses and understanding the ionization mechanisms following ultrashort energy deposition in atoms, molecules and clusters. To achieve this goal, I concentrate on the first-principles theoretical description of molecular photo-ionisation by XUV radiation, both in the perturbative and in the non-perturbative regimes. The current importance of the reliable description of the molecular photo-ionisation and understanding of the complex photo-ionisation dynamics arises from the development of coherent ultrafast XUV/X-ray sources that promise to revolutionize the fields of time-resolved electron spectroscopy and molecular imaging. Photo-ionisation-induced processes in molecules have direct impact on different areas in biology and photochemistry, such as DNA resistance to UV/XUV light.

Research interests:

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