Christine Boeglin, CNRS, France
Title: Ultrafast magnetization dynamics using pulsed X rays

C. Boeglin is a Research Director at CNRS in France. After her Ph.D. from Université de Strasbourg, she spent one year at Freie Universität Berlin in the groups of Prof. J. Kirschner. She is an expert in the field of X-ray spectroscopy and X-ray magnetic circular dichroism in condensed-matter physics. Her current research focuses on the study of dynamical processes in magnetic nanostructures, using picosecond and femtosecond X-ray pulses. Recently her group distinguish for the first time the ultrafast dynamics of the spins and of the orbital magnetic moments excited by an Infra Red laser pulse. Reference : C. Boeglin, E. Beaurepaire, V. Halté, V. Lopez-Flores, C. Stamm, N. Pontius, H. Dürr, J. -Y. Bigot "Distinguishing the ultrafast dynamics of spin and orbital moments in solids " Nature 465, 458-461 (2010).