For over a century, atomic collisions physics has provided insight into the inner workings of atoms and led to the development of new technologies. Simultaneously, experimental and computational advances have provided a deeper understanding of atomic-scale physics and led to the discovery of atomic particles with novel properties, such as twisted electrons. Together, these advancements provide exciting opportunities to explore new physics. Allison Harris will present results from computational studies of twisted particle collisions and discuss how new calculations for atomic collisions aid developments in fusion science, including ongoing work at the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics.
Allison Harris is a Professor of Physics at Illinois State University. For the last seven years, her work has been funded by the National Science Foundation, and she has 35 peer-reviewed publications. She has received several teaching and research awards and was named a “Researcher to Know” by the Illinois Science and Technology Coalition in 2019. Allison Harris has served on several international conference committees, most recently as chair of the 2021 International Symposium on Correlation, Polarization and Ionization in Atomic and Molecular Collisions and as the liaison between the Gaseous Electronics Conference and the Division of Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics Conference.
Moderation: Professor Dr. Thomas Sunn Pedersen
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