Relativistic quantum dynamics of ions and beams

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The focus of our research work is placed upon the relativistic quantum dynamics of ions and beams. Our goal is to investigate the structure, properties and the dynamical behaviour of few- and multi-electron ions with emphasis on strong Coulomb and radiation fields as well as relativistic collision energies. We aim to better understand relativistic, many-body and quantum electrodynamical (QED) effects under – more or less – extreme conditions.

Our theoretical studies have impact also on a large number of other research areas, from astro- and nuclear physics to warm dense matter, plasma diagnostics and laser spectroscopy, and up to "new physics" beyond the standard model of particles and interactions.

Prof. Dr. Stephan Fritzsche

Helmholtz-Institut Jena
Fraunhoferstr. 8
07743 Jena