Shared Grants


The NSF NeXUS Project

Ohio State was recently awarded $9.5 million in NSF funding to develop the National eXtreme Ultrafast Science (NeXUS) facility. At the heart of this facility is a new technology for high repetition rate, kilowatt-class lasers, and NeXUS will be the first facility to translate this technology in the United States. The combination of attosecond pulses, soft x-ray photon energies, and high repetition rate in a laboratory setting will enable measurements of the fundamental properties of atoms that currently cannot be made anywhere in the world.

The NeXUS facility will be a national resource, overseen and operated by Ohio State’s Institute for Optical Sciences, a multidisciplinary community of researchers across campus studying and harnessing the fundamental properties of light.  


Mid-Infrared Strong-Field Interaction (MURI MIR)

At the present time we stand at a crossroad for discovery, where the road toward novel MIR technology can again transform SF physics, both our understanding of it and its applications. In fact, as presented in its proposal, increasing the wavelength is a faster, more robust path towards new physics than even increasing the intensity. The MURI MIR team will seize this opportunity with a broad in-depth research program aimed at advancing experiments, theory and technology for MIR SF interaction studies. In addition, our program is consciously constructed to directly connect these studies to Department of Defense (DoD) relevant applications in remote sensing, directed energy, tabletop coherent short wavelength light sources, compact particle accelerators and MIR laser technology. 




The Chemical Physics Program

Lecture Schedule: Frontiers in Chemical Physics Symposium

The lectures will be given in room 2015 of McPherson Lab.

The public lectures are at 9:35am on Wednesday and Friday. A lecture for only graduate students is on Thursday.


2020 Spring Semester

Lectures conducted during the Spring 2020 semester






1/15 - 1/17/2020

9:35 - 10:55 AM

Frontiers in Chemical Physics Symposium Lecture

Martin Zanni

Ultrafast Multidimensional Spectroscopy

McPherson 2015

2/19 - 2/21/2020

9:35 - 10:55 AM

Frontiers in Chemical Physics Symposium Lecture

Albert Stolow

Molecular Photonics

McPherson 2015

3/25 - 3/27/2020


Frontiers in Chemical Physics Symposium Lecture

Ruth Signorell

Aerosols and Nanoscience


4/1 - 4/3/2020


Frontiers in Chemical Physics Symposium Lecture

Frank Neese

Molecular Theory and Spectroscopy


4/15 - 4/17/2020


Frontiers in Chemical Physics Symposium Lecture

Mario Ruben

Functional Molecular Nanostructures


List of previous speakers for the Frontiers in Chemical Physics Lecture series: PDF