Curriculum Vitae

Joachim Burgdörfer



Tel: +43 1 58801 136 10

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Project: Interaction of ultrashort pulses with matter - theory


Titles and Degrees: Professor, Dipl.-Phys. Dr.rer.nat


Address:        Institute for Theoretical Physics, TU Vienna

                                      Wiedner Hauptstrasse 8-10, A-1040 Vienna, Austria


Education:       1972 - 1982 Freie Universität, Berlin

                                      Department of Physics (Fachbereich Physik)

                                      (1978) Diploma in Physics summa cum laude

                                      (1982) Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics summa cum laude


Present Position:  o.Univ.-Prof., Institut für Theoretische Physik, TU Wien


Previous Positions: 1995 - 1997 Alumni Distinguished Professor of Physics, Department of Physics, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996-1200, 1986 - 1997 Adjunct Research Staff Member, Physics Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6377, 1988 - 1995 Professor, Department of Physics and, Astronomy, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996-1200, 1987 - 1988 Associate Professor, Dept. of Physics and, Astronomy, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996-1200, 1984 - 1987 Assistant Professor, Dept. of Physics and, Astronomy, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996-1200, 1978 - 1981 Research Associate (wissenschaftlicher, Angestellter) with the research project “Hyperfine, Interactions”, Sonderforschungsbereich 161, supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, 1982 - 1984 Instructor (wissenschaftlicher Mitar-beiter), with Fachbereich Physik, Freie Universität, Berlin.


Visiting Positions:   Nov. - Dec. 1985: University of Utrecht, The Nether-lands , Spring 1992: Institute for Theoretical Atomic and, Molecular Physics, Harvard Smithsonian Center for, Astrophysics, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, Spring 1996: University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan


Selected Memberships and Int. Offices: Offices: 1984 - 1986 External member of the SFB 161, DFG, ”Hyperfine Interactions”, Berlin, Germany, 1989 Member Physics Panel, Presidental Young Investigators Awards, National Science Foundation, 1989 - 1990 Member, Atomic Collision Theory Panel of the Department of Energy, Division of Chemical Sciences, July 1992 External Panel Member, Town meeting on Targeted Development in Physics Research in the United Kingdom organized by the Physics, Committee of the Science and Engineering Council (SERC) of Great Britain, 1995 - 2003 Member of the Executive Committee of the International Conference on the Physics of Electronic and Atomic Collisions (ICPEAC) and local co-chairman of XXII ICPEAC in Santa Fe (2001), 1996 - 2002 Member of the International, Advisory Board of the International Conference on X ray and Inner Shell Process, 1999 – 2002 Member of Commission 15 on Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics der International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP), 2000 – 2001 Member of the Atomic and Material Physics Working Group, Nuclear Physics European Collaboration Committee, 2002 – 2005 Vice-Chair, Commission 15 of IUPAP, 2006 – 2008 Chair, Commission C15 of IUPAP, 2004 – 2007 Member, Supervisory Board, Institute for Quantum Information and Quantum Optics (Austrian Academy of Sciences), Vice Chair, ICPEAC 2005 – 2007


Awards:                      May 1993 Elected Fellow of the American Physical Society, April 1993 Chancellor’s Award for Research and Creative Achievement, May 2001 Elected Corresponding Member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, February 2004 RIKEN Eminent Scientist Award (Japan), May 2005 Elected Full Member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences



Selected Publications Related to the Research Program SRP:


“Semiclassical theory for transmission through open billiards: convergence towards quantum

transport'', L. Wirtz, C. Stampfer, S. Rotter, and J. Burgdörfer, Phys. Rev. E 67, 016206


“Electron emission from metal surfaces by ultrashort pulses: determination of carrierenvelope

phase'', C. Lemell, X.-M. Tong, F. Krausz, and J. Burgdörfer, Phys. Rev. Lett. 90,

076403 (2003).

“Pulse-induced focusing of Rydberg wavepackets'', D. Arbo, C. Reinhold, J. Burgdörfer,

A. Pattanayaki, C. Stokely, W. Zhao, J. Lancaster, and F. Dunning, Phys. Rev. A 67,

0634011 (2003).

“Ballistic quantum transport at high energies and high magnetic fields'', S. Rotter,

B. Weingartner, N. Rohringer, and J. Burgdörfer, Phys. Rev. B 68, 165302 (2003).

“Potential energy surfaces for charge exchange between singly charged ions and a LiF

surface'', L. Wirtz, J. Burgdörfer, M. Dallos, T. Müller, and H. Lischka, Phys. Rev. A 68,

032902 (2003).

“Tunable Fano resonances in transport through rectangular quantum billiards'', S. Rotter,

F. Libisch, and J. Burgdörfer, Phys. Rev. E 69, 046208 (2004).

“Observation of light-phase-sensitive photoemission from a metal surface'', A. Apolonski,

P. Dombi, G. G. Paulus, M. Kakehata, R. Holzwarth, T. Udem, C. Lemell, J. Burgdörfer,

T. Hänsch, F. Krausz, Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 073902 (2004).

“Theoretical aspects of time-resolved autoionization'', M. Wickenhauser and J. Burgdörfer,

Laser Physics 14, 492 (2004).

“Origin of the double peak structure in the momentum distribution of single ionization of

atoms driven by strong laser fields”, K. I. Dimitriou, D. G. Arbò, S. Yoshida, E. Persson, and

J. Burgdörfer, Phys. Rev. A 70, 06140-1-4 (2004).

“Time-resolved Fano resonances'', M. Wickenhauser, J. Burgdörfer, F. Krausz, and

M. Drescher, Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 023002 (2005).

“Shot noise in the quantum-to-classical and chaotic-to-regular crossover regimes, F. Aigner,

S. Rotter, and J. Burgdörfer, Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 21680-1-4 (2005).

“Quantum trajectory Monte Carlo method for non-unitary open quantum systems”, M. Seliger,

C. Reinhold, T. Minami, and J. Burgdörfer, Phys. Rev. A 71, 062901-1-14 (2005).

“Enhancement of low-energy electron-ion recombination in a magnetic field”, M. Hörndl,

S. Yoshida, A. Wolf, G. Gwinner, and J. Burgdörfer, Phys. Rev. Lett. (2005 accepted).

“Engineering very-high-n polarized Rydberg states using tailored HCP pulses”, W. Zhao,

J. Mestayer, J. Lancaster, F. B. Dunning, C. O. Reinhold, S. Yoshida, and J. Burgdörfer,

Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 163007, 1-4 (2005).