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The training within MEDEA will be performed at the Division of Atomic Physics, part of the Department of Physics, Faculty of Engineering, of the Lund University.

With eight faculties and several research centres and specialized schools, Lund University is the largest institution of research and higher education in Sweden. The University was founded in 1666 to ensure the ‘Swedification’ of the provinces Sweden had captured from Denmark in 1658. It has since evolved into a modern centre of research and higher education and now enjoys a leading position, regionally, nationally and internationally. Programmes cover traditional academic disciplines as well as specialized areas like commercial aviation and the fine and performing arts. The hallmarks of Lund University are a democratic philosophy, critical thinking, concern for the global environment and ethnic and social diversity. The city of Lund is a typical student town with 100 000 habitants including more than 40 000 students. The student life in Lund is well organized and provides a pleasant environment for foreign students.

Within the Department of Physics, we benefit from interaction with the Division of Solid State Physics (Nanometer Structure Consortium) and Synchrotron Radiation Research, with expertise in electron microscopy. We also take advantage of the proximity of MAX-lab, a national synchrotron radiation facility, with a strong national and international user community. A world-class facility MAX IV, with plans for a free electron laser, is currently being built and will be inaugurated in the summer of 2016.

The Division of Atomic Physics is also part of the Lund Laser Centre, a horizontal organization at Lund University, including several divisions of the Physics and Chemistry departments, all dealing with lasers. The Lund Laser Centre is the largest unit in the Nordic countries within the field of lasers, optics and spectroscopy. Research is performed in basic atomic, molecular and optical physics and includes applications to energy, environmental, medical and information technology fields. The Lund Laser Centre has a long European tradition, and is member of the infrastructure LASERLAB-Europe, delivering access to European users.

The Division of Atomic Physics includes the Lund High-Power Laser Facility, with several state-of-the-art laser systems, in particular one of the largest 10 Hz terawatt lasers in Europe. Centered around this laser facility there is an active local research programme in the area of intense field laser/matter interaction, X-ray production, relativistic channeling, proton and electron acceleration, high-order harmonic generation and attosecond physics.

 Research Training Modules (RTMs)

  1. Optimization of HHG (see PDF below for details)
  2. Optical ray-tracing (see PDF below for details)


Department of Physics
Atomic Physics
Lund University
P. O. Box 118
SE-221 00 Lund


Scientist in charge

Per Johnsson
+46 46 222 7658

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