Professor Dr. Mette Gaarde
(Department of Physics and Astronomy, Louisiana State University, USA)
Mette Gaarde is the Les and Dot Broussard Alumni Professor in Physics at Louisiana State University. Her research focuses on the theory of ultrafast laser-matter interactions in atomic, molecular, and solid systems and she studies a wide range of ultrafast dynamics. This includes both the production of attosecond extreme ultraviolet pulses, and the dynamics initiated by application of such pulses, which has implications in both AMO, chemistry, and condensed matter physics. Lately she been particularly interested in high harmonic generation in solid-state systems, and the extent to which knowledge gained in AMO science can be applied to condensed phase dynamics. Gaarde completed her undergraduate and graduate studies at Copenhagen University, Denmark, and was a research assistant professor at Lund University before joining LSU. She is currently serving as the 2023 Chair of the APS Division of Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics (DAMOP).