Funding success for CTAMOP researchers

Last updated May 30, 2017 by Andrew Brown

The work of three CTAMOP researchers has been recognised with a substantial grant from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.

Connor Ballance (working in the atomic structure and collisions field), Andrew Brown and Hugo van der Hart (working in the laser-atom interaction area) were awarded the grant, worth £480,000 over three years, to advance their investigations into elucidating the signatures of multielectron dynamics in strong-field processes.

The proposed code developments will permit the group to investigate the role of the relativistic spin-orbit interaction in ultrafast processes such as high-harmonic generation and attosecond transient absorption spectroscopy. This will solidify the position of the world-leading RMT (R-matrix with time-dependence) code at the forefront of theoretical approaches to strong-field atomic physics.

The award includes provision for a three year funded postdoctoral researcher, so we look forward to welcoming new members to CTAMOP in the near future.


We are a Research Cluster of the School of Mathematics and Physics at Queen’s University Belfast in Northern Ireland. Our research interests are focused primarily on computational and theoretical physics.

Old Physics Building

The Old Physics Building,
where CTAMOP is situated.