Short CV/Education and training

Higher education degrees

  • 1977 – 1981
    Student at the Ecole Normale Supérieure, Fontenay aux roses

  • 1979
    Double Master degree in Physics and Mathematics

  • 1980
    Agrégée de Mathématiques (teaching degree)

  • 1986
    Doctoral degree Doctorat d’état ès Sciences Physiques de l'Université Paris VI Subject ''Multielectron multiphoton ionization''. The work was performed at the Centre d'Etudes de Saclay, under the supervision of Prof. G. Mainfray.

Present position

  • since 1997
    Professor in Atomic Physics, Lund University

Previous positions and periods of appointment

  • 1986 – 1995
    Permanent researcher at the Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique, Service des Photons, Atomes et Molécules, Saclay

  • 1986
    Postodoctoral visit,Chalmers Institute of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden

  • 1988
    Postodoctoral visit, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA

  • 1993
    Postodoctoral visit,Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA

  • 1995 – 1996
    Associate professor at Lund University

  • 1995
    Docent at Lund University

Selected publications

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

Academy membership

  • Member of the Optical Society of America and Sweden

  • Member of the French, American and Swedish Physical Societies

  • Elected member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering 2012

  • Elected member of the Royal Physiographic Society in Lund 2006

  • Elected member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (Physics class) 2004

National and international assignments (selection)

  • Member of the board of the Lund Laser Center, 2012-

  • Member of the board of the MAX IV laboratory, 2010-

  • Member of the Nobel committee for Physics, 2007- 2015

  • Member of the Board of the Swedish Physical Society, 2004-2006

  • Editor of the European Physical Journal D, 2001-2003

  • Member of the Editorial Board of Physical Review A, 1994-1996

  • Member of the Council of the French Physical Society, 1991-1993

European Networks

  • Coordinator of a European HRM Marie Curie Early Stage Training site: “Emerging X-ray science and technology: Combining Laser and Accelerator Physics" (MAXLAS), 2006-2010

  • Coordinator of a European IHP network “Generation and Characterisation of Attosecond Pulses in Strong Laser-Atom Interactions: A step towards Attophysics” (ATTO), 2000-2003

  • Coordinator of a European HCM network, "Harmonic Generation in Intense Laser Fields", 1993-1995

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Other activities and achievements/family

  • Two children Oscar, born 1999 and Victor, born 2000


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