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Prof. Margaret Murnane

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University of Colorado, USA

Prof. Margaret Murnane is a Fellow of JILA and a member of the Department of Physics at the University of Colorado. She received her B.S and M.S. degrees from University College Cork, and her Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley in 1989, and joined the faculty of physics at Washington State University in 1990. In 1996, Professor Murnane moved to the University of Michigan, and in 1999 she moved to the University of Colorado. She runs a joint research group and laser company with her husband, Prof. H. Kapteyn. Prof. Murnane's research interests have been in ultrafast optical and x-ray science. She is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and the Optical Society of America. In 1997 she was awarded the Maria Goeppert-Mayer Award of the American Physical Society, in 2000 she was named a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fellow, in 2004 she was elected to the National Academy of Sciences, and in 2006 she was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.


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