## Current research activities

- Light-matter interaction

- Non-equilibrium charge dynamics in nano- and mesoscopic structures

The aim of these studies is the generation and control of charge
currents and charge polarization of confined electronic systems by
sculpturing appropriately the properties of the driving field.
- Field-induced molecular alignment and orientation

We use standard methods of quantum dynamics and non-linear physics to
figure out the optimal fields for inducing in gas-phase and
surface-deposited polar molecules an alignment or an orientation of
the molecular axis with respect a predefined external direction.
- Radiation characteristics of nanoscopic structures

Using standard density-matrix and quantum electrodynamics methods we
investigate the emission spectrum of semiconductor-based
nanostructures such as nanorings and nanocrystal.
- Quantum evolution and geometry

We look at the interrelation between the properties of driven quantum
systems and geometric phases as well as the underlying classical
dynamics.
- Strong field physics

We inspect the behaviour of atomic and elementary particles exposed to
high-intensity laser fields.