Anthony F. Starace

Starace Group as of January 2017

Back row: Jean Marcel Ngoko Djiokap, Katarzyna Krajewska, Andrew Vikartofsky, Hua-Chieh Shao. Front row: Liang-wen Pi, AFS, Dian Peng.
The group’s current research in theoretical atomic and molecular physics focuses on intense laser interactions with atoms and molecules, attosecond physics, and ultrafast processes involving attosecond electron and laser pulses.

Obituary | Anthony Starace

Anthony Starace, George Holmes University Professor of physics, died Sept. 5 from complications related to pancreatitis. He was 74.

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Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics Programs

Frontiers of Intense Laser Physics

Santa Barbara
July 21 — September 19, 2014

Exploring and Controlling Matter on Its Natural Time Scale

May 9-27, 2011

Attosecond Science: Status and Prospects

Santa Barbara
July 31 - September 15, 2006

Jean Marcel Ngoko Djiokap (left) and Anthony Starace

Physicists discover spiral vortex patterns from electron waves

University of Nebraska-Lincoln physicists have made a compelling discovery that graces the Sept. 11 cover of the journal Physical Review Letters. In their new study, physicists Anthony Starace and Jean Marcel Ngoko Djiokap report an unusual pattern of wave interference produced when an electron is ejected, or ionized, from its orbit around a helium atom.

Read more about their study in the UNL Today article.

Workshop on "Insights into AMO Physics and Related Fields" in honor of Professor Anthony Starace's 70th birthday

Former students, post-docs, and collaborators of Professor Starace returned to UNL on Saturday, August 22 to deliver talks on hot topics in Atomic, Molecular, Optical & Plasma Physics. All events were held in Jorgensen Hall, and the event welcomed nearly 80 attendees.

Workshop Agenda and Presentations
Attendees of the workshop in Jorgensen Hall.
Above: the Rector of Voronezh State University, Prof. Dmitry A. Yendovitsky, congratulating Starace (who is dressed in Voronezh State University academic garb) after he was awarded the honorary doctorate.

Starace received honorary degree from Russian university

Anthony Starace received an honorary D.Sc. degree from Voronezh State University, Russia, in June, 2014, and presented an invited talk. The award was in honor of a 17-year collaboration between Starace and VSU.

More information and photos can be found in an article on the university's website (the text is in Russian, but if you open the link in the Chrome browser, Google will translate the page into English).

Nebraska-Kansas consortium studies how light interacts with matter

Observing what happens in 1-trillionth of a second—the opening moves in photosynthesis, for example—requires precision and extremely fast devices. University of Nebraska–Lincoln physicists are expanding their experimental and theoretical arsenals to help reveal how light interacts with atoms, molecules and nanostructures.

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UNL physicists Anthony Starace, Martin Centurion and Herman Batelaan (Craig Chandler | University Communications)
Jean Marcel Ngoko Djiokap (left) and Anthony Starace are co-authors on a study that identified the characteristics of a laser pulse that yields electron behavior they can predict and control.

Study details laser pulse impacts on behavior of electrons

By solving a six-dimensional equation that had previously stymied researchers, UNL physicists have pinpointed the characteristics of a laser pulse that yields electron behavior they can predict and essentially control.

More information can be found on UNL Today.

UNL physicists model potential 4-D imaging technique

How electrons rearrange when atoms or molecules come together is the essence of chemistry, and the ability to manipulate those rearrangements is the goal of the emerging sphere of nanotechnology. A fuller understanding could lead to enormous scientific and technological breakthroughs.

More information can be found on UNL Today.

Hua-Chieh Shao and Anthony Starace

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