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Kjeld Eikema KVI professor by special appointment

22 June 2010
Kjeld Eikema
Kjeld Eikema

As of 1 May 2010, Kjeld Eikema of the Laser Centre of the VU University Amsterdam is attached to KVI as a professor by special appointment in Experimental Atomic Physics. His research will fit in with the precise optical frequency measurements in the framework of the FOM TRIµP-programme. KVI and Laser Centre plan to test together fundamental symmetries and time dependence of constants of nature.

Kjeld Eikema did his PhD at the VU University on tests of QED in helium by precision spectroscopy with extreme ultraviolet laser light. After his PhD, he worked four years as a postdoc at the Max Planck Intitut für Quantenoptik in Garching (near München). In 2003 he received the Fresnel prize from the European Physical Society and in 2008 an NWO Vici-grant. His research focuses on applications of frequency-comb systems in the field of precision tests and the study of ultra-fast phenomena in atoms and molecules. His method for making laser radiation with extremely short wavelength is important for KVI in connection with the generation of soft X-ray radiation.

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