Professor Bernhard Hidding


Personal statement

Bernhard Hidding joined the University of Strathclyde in 2013 and holds the SUPA Chair of Experimental Physics at SCAPA, the Scottish Centre for the Application of Plasma-based Accelerators.
He heads an international research group in the area of laser-plasma-beam dynamics. Bernhard is currently an ERC Consolidator Grant holder with the NeXource: Next-generation Plasma-based Electron Beam Sources for High-brightness Photon Science project 2020-2025, leads the PWFA-FEL project 2019-2023, and is Director of the Strathclyde Centre for Doctoral Training (SCDT) on Plasma-based Particle and Light Sources (P-PALS),
He co-chairs the UK's Plasma Wakefield Accelerator Steering Committee (PWASC) and is on the UK's Cockcroft Institute Management Committee.
Bernhard obtained his PhD in 2008 from Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf at the University of Laser and Plasma Physics, led projects for European Space Agency and industry, was a DAAD-funded visiting researcher at UCLA's Department for Physics and Astronomy, was a DFG Emmy-Noether award recipient, a Professor at the Institute for Experimental Physics at University of Hamburg/DESY, and led the E-210: Trojan Horse collaboration at SLAC FACET.




Ultrahigh brightness beams from plasma photoguns
Habib A F, Heinemann T, Manahan G G, Rutherford L, Ullmann D, Scherkl P, Knetsch A, Sutherland A, Beaton A, Campbell D, Boulton L, Nutter A, Karger O S, Litos M D, O'Shea B D, Andonian G, Bruhwiler D L, Cary J R, Hogan M J, Yakimenko V, Rosenzweig James B, Hidding B
Gas-dynamic density downramp injection in a beam-driven plasma wakefield accelerator
Couperus Cabadağ J P, Pausch R, Schöbel S, Bussmann M, Chang Y Y, Corde S, Debus A, Ding H, Döpp A, Foerster F M, Gilljohann M, Haberstroh F, Heinemann T, Hidding B, Karsch S, Koehler A, Kononenko O, Knetsch A, Kurz T, Martinez de la Ossa A, Nutter A, Raj G, Steiniger K, Schramm U, Ufer P, Irman A
Physical Review Research Vol 3 (2021)
Free electron lasers driven by plasma accelerators : Status and near-term prospects
Emma C, Van Tilborg J, Assmann R, Barber S, Cianchi A, Corde S, Couprie M E, D'Arcy R, Ferrario M, Habib A F, Hidding B, Hogan M J, Schroeder C B, Marinelli A, Labat M, Li R, Liu J, Loulergue A, Osterhoff J, Maier A R, McNeil B W J, Wang W
High Power Laser Science and Engineering Vol 9 (2021)
Demonstration of a compact plasma accelerator powered by laser-accelerated electron beams
Kurz T, Heinemann T, Gilljohann M F, Chang YY, Couperus Cabadağ J P, Debus A, Kononenko O, Pausch R, Schöbel S, Assmann R W, Bussmann M, Ding H, Götzfried J, Köhler A, Raj G, Schindler S, Steiniger K, Zarini O, Döpp A, Hidding B, Karsch S, Schramm U, Martinez de la Ossa A, Irman A
Nature Communications Vol 12 (2021)
EuPRAXIA conceptual design report
Assmann RW, Weikum MK, Akhter T, Alesini D, Alexandrova AS, Anania MP, Andreev NE, Andriyash I, Artioli M, Aschikhin A, Audet T, Bacci A, Barna IF, Bartocci S, Bayramian A, Beaton A, Beck A, Bellaveglia M, Beluze A, Bernhard A, Boulton L, Chen M, Clarke JA, Costa G, Cowley J, Delinikolas P, Habib AF, Heinemann T, Hidding B, Jaroszynski DA, Kirwan G, Lee P, Li X, Li Y, Lu W, Manahan GG, Murphy CD, Nutter A, Rossi AR, Scherkl P, Sharma G, Sheng ZM, Stella A, Sutherland A, Ullmann D, Wang K, Wiggins SM, Zhang H, Zhao Y, Zhu J,
European Physical Journal: Special Topics Vol 229, pp. 3675-4284 (2020)
All-optical density downramp injection in electron-driven plasma wakefield accelerators
Ullmann D, Scherkl P, Knetsch A, Heinemann T, Sutherland A, Habib A F, Karger O S, Beaton A, Manahan G G, Deng A, Andonian G, Litos M D, OShea B D, Bruhwiler D L, Cary J R, Hogan M J, Yakimenko V, Rosenzweig J B, Hidding B

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Professional activities

11th International Particle Accelerator Conference
E-310 Trojan Horse-II at FACET-II and the STFC PWFA-FEL programme
European Advanced Accelerator Concepts
Nature Physics (Journal)
Peer reviewer
Overview on E31x experiments
Plasma Afterglow Metrology

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Doctoral Training Partnership 2020-2021 University of Strathclyde | Lenart, Arpad
Hidding, Bernhard (Principal Investigator) Oi, Daniel (Co-investigator) Lenart, Arpad (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 01-Jan-2024
STFC Lancaster Cockcroft 2021 DTP - Lily Berman
Hidding, Bernhard (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 30-Jan-2025
Cockcroft Phase 4
McKenna, Paul (Principal Investigator) Cross, Adrian (Co-investigator) Hidding, Bernhard (Co-investigator) McNeil, Brian (Co-investigator) Ronald, Kevin (Co-investigator) Sheng, Zheng-Ming (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 31-Jan-2025
Production of high quality electron bunches in AWAKE Run 2
Sheng, Zheng-Ming (Principal Investigator) Hidding, Bernhard (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 30-Jan-2022
Doctoral Training Partnership 2020-2021 University of Strathclyde | Dickson, Alex
Hidding, Bernhard (Principal Investigator) Sheng, Zheng-Ming (Co-investigator) Dickson, Alex (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 01-Jan-2024
STFC Lancaster Cockcroft 2020 DTP - Adam Hewitt 2020
Hidding, Bernhard (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 30-Jan-2024

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