Agnieszka Jaron-Becker is Associate Research Professor of Physics at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and JILA Fellow. In JILA, she serves as co-director of JILA’s Ultrafast Theory Group, which specializes in theoretical studies of ultrafast processes in atoms, molecules, and nanostructures. These ultrafast processes are induced, observed, and controlled by ultrashort intense laser pulses. The laser frequencies studied range from the far infrared through the optical to the soft x-ray region of the electromagnetic spectrum.
Jaron-Becker completed her undergraduate, Master’s, and Ph.D. studies at Warsaw University’s Institute of Theoretical Physics in Warsaw, Poland. She earned her Master’s degree in 1996, and her doctorate in 2001. Since that time, she has built upon her doctoral work in multiphoton processes in intense laser fields.
Prior to coming to JILA in 2008, Jaron-Becker was Assistant Professor of Physics at Warsaw University from 2001 to 2005. During this time, she also received an Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellowship for postgraduate work at the University of Bielefeld, Germany (2002–2003). She completed additional postdoctoral work at the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Germany (2004–2005). From 2005 to 2008, she was Senior Research Associate at the Technical University of Dresden Institute of Physical Chemistry, also in Germany.
Jaron-Becker came to JILA in 2008. She was appointed Associate JILA Fellow in 2014 after serving three–year terms as Research Associate and Senior Research Associate. She currently serves as a member of the Executive Committee of the Topical Group of Few Body and Multielectron Dynamics of the American Physical Society. She received an NSF Theoretical, Molecular, and Optical Physics (TAMOP) award in 2011 and an Air Force Office of Scientific Research MURI award in 2010.