Prof. Dr. Beata Ziaja-Motyka

Center for Free-Electron Laser Science

bldg. 99 / room 03.019

Complex Systems https://desy-theory.cfel.de/e17879/e22222/

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Multidisciplinary Theoretical Research within X-ray Science,

Science with Free-Electron Lasers, High Energy Physics;

Scientific Computing

 

CURRENT POSITIONS

2010 –   Leader of the Topical Subgroup “Modeling of Complex Systems'' within CFEL-DESY  Theory

Group at DESY, Hamburg, Germany

2012 –   Professor at the Institute of Nuclear Physics in Krakow, Poland

 

EDUCATION

2012 received  professor designation (Professor of Physics) from the President of  Poland;

Professor at the Institute of Nuclear Physics in Krakow, Poland

2004 Institute of  Nuclear Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Krakow, Poland

Doctor Habilitatus of  Physics. Habilitation thesis with award                          

1997 Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland: Doctor of Physics.

1993 Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland: Master of Science in Physics with award

1992 - 1993 Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland: completed two years of undergraduate studies

in computer science

 

PREVIOUS POSITIONS

2009 - 2010 CFEL, DESY, Hamburg, Germany: Continuation of the project on the interaction of

free-electron-laser radiation with matter with the focus on the implications for coherent

diffractive imaging within the CFEL-Coherent Imaging Group

2006 – 2009 HASYLAB, DESY, Hamburg, Germany: Leader of the project on theoretical modeling of

the interaction of free-electron-laser radiation with matter within the DESY X-ray Crystallography Group

2004 - 2006 HASYLAB, DESY, Hamburg: Research fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

2004 – 2012 Institute of Nuclear Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Krakow, Poland: Associate

Professor

2002 – 2003 Institute of Nuclear Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Krakow, Poland: Habilitation

Scholarship

2000 – 2002 Biomedical Center, University of Uppsala, Uppsala, Sweden:

Postdoctoral Research Fellow with Prof. J. Hajdu

2000 Institute of Physics, University of Uppsala, Uppsala, Sweden:

Guest Researcher in High Energy Physics group of Prof. G. Ingelman (8 months)

1998 - 2003 Institute of Nuclear Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Krakow,

Poland: Senior Research Associate

 

SELECTED FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS

2012 – 2018  Member of the Hamburg Centre for Ultrafast Imaging funded within the excellence

initiative by the German federal and state governments at the University of Hamburg

2004 - 2006  Research fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation at DESY, Hamburg.

2004 Habilitation Thesis with Award

2003 Henryk Niewodniczanski Prize in Physics granted by Institute of Nuclear Physics, Polish

Academy of Sciences, Krakow, Poland

2002 Distinguished Research Award granted by the Swedish Wenner-Grenska Samfundet for

outstanding scientific achievements from a postdoctoral fellow supported by the Foundation

2000 Research Scholarship of the Polish Stefan Batory Foundation (6 months)

1997 Research Award of the Foundation for the Polish Science (12 months)

1994 - 1996 Nine-month-research scholarship of Heinrich-Hertz Foundation at the Institute of

Theoretical Physics, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany

1992- 1993 Two Awards of the Polish Ministry of Education

1991 Golden Award of the Polish Foundation "Primus Inter Pares"

 

INSTITUTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

2012 – Faculty member of the International Max Planck Research School

for Ultrafast Imaging & Structural Dynamics (IMPRS-UFAST)

2012 – Faculty member of the Wolfgang Pauli Centre (WPC) of Hamburg University and DESY.

 

REVIEWING ACTIVITIES

2018 – Member of the Proposal Review Panel for Small Quantum Systems of the European XFEL

2017 – Editorial Board Member of Nature's Scientific Reports journal, Section: Condensed Matter

Physics

 

MEMBERSHIPS OF SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES

2015 – Member of Polish Physical Society (PTF)

2015 – Member of German Physical Society (DPG)

2006 – Member of Societas Humboldtiana Polonorum

 

SELECTED ORGANISATION OF SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS

2019 Chairman of the Organization Committee & Member of the Programme Committee for

the 10th International Workshop „Warm Dense Matter 2019“ in Travemuende, organized

jointly with the European XFEL

Apr. 2019 Member of the Program Committee of the SPIE Meeting in Prague on "XDam7" 2019

devoted to the XUV/X-ray processing of materials.

2018 Chairman of the Organization Committee & Member of the Programme Committee for

the International Workshop on Radiative Properties of Hot Dense Matter organized at

DESY, Hamburg, jointly with the European XFEL

Apr. 2017 Member of the Program Committee of the SPIE Meeting in Prague on

"Radiation damage in optical materials" XDam6, 2017

2016-2019 Chairman of the Organization Committee & Member of the Programme Committee,

of four Satellite Meetings to DESY Photon Science Users' Meetings on "Light-Matter Interaction: Recent

Advances in Theory"

Apr. 2015 Member of the Program Committee of the SPIE Meeting in Prague on

"Radiation damage in optical materials" 2015

Mar. 2013 Member of the Organization Committee and of the Programme Committee for the XII. DESY

Research Course on X-ray Science: ''Theoretical Foundations of Research with X-ray FEL

and Synchrotron Radiation Sources'', DESY Hamburg

Jun. 2010 Member of the Local Organization Committee of the Conference "Coherence 2010" in

Rostock-Warnemünde

Jun. 2009 Member of the Organization Committee and of the Programme Committee for the

Brainstorming Meeting on "Perspectives for time resolved studies and imaging with

laser based and FEL photon sources". The meeting was a part of the celebrations on the '

occasion of the 50th anniversary of DESY

 

TEN OF THE MOST IMPORTANT PUBLICATIONS

1. Y. Kumagai, Z. Jurek, W. Xu, H. Fukuzawa, K. Motomura, D. Iablonskyi, K. Nagaya, S. Wada, S. Mondal, T. Tachibana, Y. Ito, T. Sakai, K. Matsunami, T. Nishiyama, T. Umemoto, C. Nicolas, C. Miron, T. Togashi, K. Ogawa, S. Owada, K. Tono, M. Yabashi, S.-K. Son, B. Ziaja, R. Santra, K. Y. Ueda, ''Radiation-induced chemical dynamics in Ar clusters exposed to strong X-ray pulses'', Phys. Rev. Lett., 120(22), 223201 (2018)

2. P. Finetti, H. Hoeppner, E. Allaria, C. Callegari, F. Capotondi, P. Cinquegrana, M. Coreno, R. Cucini, M. B. Danailov, A. Demidovich, G. D. Ninno, M. D. Fraia, R. Feifel, E. Ferrari, L. Froehlich, D. Gauthier, T. Golz, C. Grazioli, Y. Kai, G. Kurdi, N. Mahne, M. Manfredda, N. Medvedev, I. Nikolov, E. Pedersoli, G. Penco, O. Plekan, M. Prandolini, K. Prince, L. Raimondi, P. Rebernik, R. Riedel, E. Roussel, P. Sigalotti, R. Squibb, N. Stojanovic, S. Stranges, C. Svetina, C., T. Tanikawa, U. Teubner, V. Tkachenko, S. Toleikis, M. Zangrando, B. Ziaja, F. Tavella, L. P. Giannessi, ''Pulse Duration of Seeded Free-Electron Lasers”,

Phys. Rev. X 7 (2017) 021043

3. C. H. Yoon, M. V. Yurkov, E. A. Schneidmiller, L. Samoylova, A. Buzmakov, Z. Jurek, B. Ziaja, R. Santra, N. D. Loh, T. Tschentscher, A. P. Mancuso, "A comprehensive simulation framework for imaging single particles and biomolecules at the European X-ray Free-Electron Laser ", Sci. Rep. 6 (2016) 24791

4. B. Ziaja, N. Medvedev, V. Tkachenko, T. Maltezopoulos, W. Wurth,"Time-resolved observation of band-gap shrinking and electron-lattice thermalization within X-ray excited gallium arsenide"

Sci. Rep. 5 (2015) 18068 

5.  L. Mueller, C. Gutt, B. Pfau, S. Schaffert, J. Geilhufe, F. Buettner, J. Mohanty, S. Flewett, R. Treusch, S. Duesterer, H. Redlin, A. Al-Shemmary, M. Hille, A. Kobs, R. Froemter, H. P. Oepen, B. Ziaja, N. Medvedev, S.-K. Son, R. Thiele, R. Santra, B. Vodungbo, J. Luening, S. Eisebitt, G. Gruebel , "Breakdown of the X-Ray resonant magnetic scattering signal during intense pulses of extreme ultraviolet free-electron-laser radiation", Phys. Rev. Lett. 110 (2013) 234801.    

6. R. Riedel, A. Al-Shemmary, M. Gensch, T. Golz, M. Harmand, N. Medvedev, M. J. Prandolini, K. Sokolowski-Tinten, S. Toleikis, U. Wegner, B. Ziaja, N. Stojanovic, F. Tavella "Single-shot pulse duration monitor for extreme ultraviolet and X-ray free-electron lasers", Nat. Commun. 4 (2013) 1731.                        

7.  M. Harmand, R. Coffee, M. R. Bionta, M. Chollet, D. French, D. M. Fritz, H. T. Lemke, N. Medvedev,

B. Ziaja, S. Toleikis, M. Cammarata , "Achieving few-femtosecond time-sorting at hard X-ray free electron lasers", Nat. Photon. 7 (2013) 215.       

8. N. Medvedev, H. O. Jeschke, B. Ziaja, "Nonthermal phase transitions in semiconductors induced by a femtosecond extreme ultraviolet laser pulse", New J. Phys. 15 (2013) 015016.       

9. R. R. Fäustlin, T. Bornath, T. Döppner, S. Düsterer, E. Foerster, C. Fortmann, S. H. Glenzer, S. Göde, G. Gregori, R. Irsig, T. Laarmann, H. J. Lee, B. Li, K. -H. Meiwes-Broer, J. Mithen, B. Nagler, A. Przystawik, H. Redlin, R. Redmer, H. Reinholz, G. Röpke, F. Tavella, R. Thiele, J. Tiggesbaeumker, S. Toleikis, I. Uschmann, S. Vinko, T. Whitcher, U. Zastrau, B. Ziaja, T. Tschentscher, "Observation of ultrafast non-equilibrium collective dynamics in a warm dense hydrogen plasma", Phys. Rev. Lett  104 (2010), 125002.

10. B. Ziaja, H. Wabnitz, F. Wang, E. Weckert and T. Möller, ”Ionization and expansion dynamics of atomic clusters irradiated with short intense VUV pulses.”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102 (2009) 205002. 

 

TOTAL NUMBER OF INVITATIONS FOR TALKS AND LECTURES over the years 2009-2019: 86

 

TOTAL NUMBER OF TOPICAL SCIENTIFIC COLLABORATIONS: 30

 

CO-AUTHORSHIP & CONTRIBUTIONS TO DEVELOPMENT OF SCIENTIFIC SOFTWARE: 6

Boltzmann solver: solves classical kinetic equations for X-ray irradiated finite-size and bulk systems

XCascade: follows temporal evolution of electron cascades in solids triggerred by low-intensity X-ray pulse

Xcascade 3D: follows spatio-temporal evolution of electron cascades in solids triggerred by low-intensity X-ray pulse

XTANT: hybrid code (TBMD, MC and Boltzmann/Temperature equation) to describe non-equilibrium evolution of electronic

and atomic subsystems in X-ray irradiated bulk solids

XMDYN : classical molecular dynamics code to describe evolution of X-ray irradiated molecular assemblies

(see XRAYPAC: http://www.desy.de/~xraypac/)

XHYDRO: solves fluid equations for electron and ion plasma. In particular, it can serve as a long-timescale extension of

the XMDYN code

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