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.




Probing ultrafast magnetic-field generation by current filamentation instability in femtosecond relativistic laser-matter interactions
Raj G, Kononenko O, Gilljohann M F, Doche A, Davoine X, Caizergues C, Chang Y-Y, Couperus Cabadağ J P, Debus A, Ding H, Förster M, Goddet J-P, Heinemann T, Kluge T, Kurz T, Pausch R, Rousseau P, San Miguel Claveria P, Schöbel S, Siciak A, Steiniger K, Tafzi A, Yu S, Hidding B, Martinez de la Ossa A, Irman A, Karsch S, Döpp A, Schramm U, Gremillet L, Corde S
Physical Review Research Vol 2 (2020)
Visualization of relativistic laser pulses in underdense plasma
Schwab M B, Siminos E, Heinemann T, Ullmann D, Karbstein F, Kuschel S, Sävert A, Yeung M, Hollatz D, Seidel A, Cole J, Mangles S PD, Hidding B, Zepf M, Skupin S, Kaluza M C
Physical Review Accelerators and Beams Vol 23 (2020)
Toward a plasma-based accelerator at high beam energy with high beam charge and high beam quality
Nghiem P A P, Assmann R, Beck A, Chancé A, Chiadroni E, Cros B, Ferrario M, Ferran Pousa A, Giribono A, Gizzi L A, Hidding B, Lee P, Li X, Marocchino A, Martinez de la Ossa A, Massimo F, Maynard G, Mosnier A, Romeo S, Rossi A R, Silva T, Svystun E, Tomassini P, Vaccarezza C, Vieira J, Zhu J
Physical Review Accelerators and Beams Vol 23 (2020)
Plasma wakefield accelerator driven coherent spontaneous emission from an energy chirped electron pulse
Alotaibi Badriah Mesfer, Al tuijri Reem, Habib Ahmad, Hala Ahmad, Hidding Bernhard, Khalil Sherif Mohamed, McNeil Brian, Traczykowski Piotr
New Journal of Physics Vol 22 (2020)
Eupraxia, a step toward a plasma-wakefield based accelerator with high beam quality
, Nghiem P A P, Hidding B, Jaroszynski D A, Sheng Z M, Wiggins S M, Yoffe S
Journal of Physics: Conference Series Vol 1350, pp. 1-9 (2019)
Laser-ionized, beam-driven, underdense, passive thin plasma lens
Doss C E, Adli E, Ariniello R, Cary J, Corde S, Hidding B, Hogan M J, Hunt-Stone K, Joshi C, Marsh K A, Rosenzweig J B, Vafaei-Najafabadi N, Yakimenko V, Litos M
Physical Review Accelerators and Beams Vol 22 (2019)

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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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NeXource (H2020 ERC COG) Next-Generation Plasma-Based Electron Bean Sources for High-Brightness Photon Science
Hidding, Bernhard (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 31-Jan-2025
Doctoral Training Partnership 2018-19 University of Strathclyde | Campbell, David
Hidding, Bernhard (Principal Investigator) Sheng, Zheng-Ming (Co-investigator) Campbell, David (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 01-Jan-2023
Exploratory Study of PWFA-FEL at CLARA (PPRP)
Hidding, Bernhard (Principal Investigator) McNeil, Brian (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 30-Jan-2023
Doctoral Training Partnership 2018-19 University of Strathclyde | Matzoukas, Evangelos
Sheng, Zheng-Ming (Principal Investigator) Hidding, Bernhard (Co-investigator) Matzoukas, Evangelos (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 01-Jan-2022
Doctoral Training Partnership 2018-19 University of Strathclyde | Nutter, Alastair
Hidding, Bernhard (Principal Investigator) Sheng, Zheng-Ming (Co-investigator) Nutter, Alastair (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 01-Jan-2022
DESY contribution Lewis Boulton et al PPALS
Hidding, Bernhard (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 30-Jan-2022

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