Dr. Murnane runs a lab in JILA and the Department of Physics at the University of Colorado Boulder. She is an expert in ultrafast lasers and X-ray science, and uses these tools to capture fast dynamics in materials at the nanoscale. Her team recently showed that it is possible to up-convert mid-infrared femtosecond lasers into the soft X-ray region, essentially demonstrating a laser-like, coherent version of the Roentgen X-ray tube. Dr. Murnane is a Fellow of the Optical Society, the American Physical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and was also elected to the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Along with her collaborator Henry Kapteyn, she shared the Ahmed Zewail Award of the American Chemical Society, the Schawlow Prize of the American Physical Society and the R.W. Wood Prize of the Optical Society. Dr. Murnane earned her PhD from the University of California in Berkeley.
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Emergent Phenomena in Quantum Systems
University of Colorado at Boulder, Department of Physics