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Margaret Murnane Stars in New NSF Video

Published: 02-27-2015
Source: JILA Scientific Communications

Margaret Murnane discusses her work on developing new lasers in a fun, new NSF video. Credit: The Murnane/Kapteyn group and Steve Burrows, JILA

Margaret Murnane is well known for her work in the field of laser science. Since 1999, she has been a professor at the University of Colorado and a member of the NSF-funded JILA Physics Frontier Center. Today she and her husband Henry Kapteyn are conducting pioneering research in ultrafast x-ray science. The couple also owns a small laser company. After a lecture at the National Science Foundation on ultrafast lasers and their applications for nanotechnology and materials research, Ivy Kupec from the NSF sat down with Murane, who grew up in County Limerick, Ireland, to talk about super speedy lasers, science, and even Archimedes. The result is this delightful video about Murnane's life and work. The video is part of NSF's interview series called Ultrafast lasers and Archimedes - Scientists & Engineers on Sofas (and other furnishings)

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