Prof. Dr. Markus Roth

Working area(s)

Laser- and Plasmyphysics


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  • Date of birth: 5. November 1965
  • Place of birth: Darmstadt, Germany
  • Citizenship: German
  • Status: married
  • Hirsch-Index: 41 (Web of Science, Jan. 2020)
  • Development of laser-driven neutron sources
  • Energy loss of heavy ions in laser generated plasmas
  • High energy density in matter
  • Particle acceleration by ultra-intense lasers
  • Plasma physics with Terawatt and Petawatt lasers
  • 1997: Promotion
    Title: Experimentelle Bestimmung des Energieverlustes schwerer Ionen in lasererzeugten Plasmen
  • 1995 – 1997: PhD thesis at the Gesellschaft für Schwerionenforschung Section Schwerionen – Plasmaphysik
  • 1994: Diploma
    Title: Zeitaufgelöste Untersuchung des Emissionsverhaltens einzelner Spektrallinien von hochionisiertem Neon in einem Plasmafokus
  • 1992 – 1994: Diploma – Thesis at the Institut f. Angewandte Physik
  • 1986 – 1994: Study of Physics at the Technischen Universität Darmstadt
  • since 2018: Consultant for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • since 2018: Consultant for the IAEA on Laser Neutron Sources
  • since 2018: Consultant for General Atomics
  • since 2015: FAIR: Experiment System Integration Officer
  • since 2014: Spokesperson Experimental Physics Lecturers
  • since 2011: Spokesperson of the LIGHT Collaboration
  • 2004 – 2007 Dean of the Curriculum, Physics faculty
  • since 2003: Full Professor (W2), Technische Universität Darmstadt
  • 2000 – 2003 Staff Scientist, Gesellschaft für Schwerionenforschung, Darmstadt
  • 1999 – 2000 Postdoctoral Fellow, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
  • 1998 – 1999 Postdoctoral Fellow, Gesellschaft für Schwerionenforschung, Darmstadt
  • since 2019: Spokesperson of the LOEWE Int. Center for Nuclear Photonics
  • 2016: Rosen Scholar Award, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA
  • since 2015: Board Member of the EPS, Beam Plasma and Inertial Fusion
  • 2014: Defense Physics Award of Excellence, Department of Energy, USA
  • 2014: Selection Panel Member – Institut Universitaire de France
  • 2013: Convener Target Area ELI-NP Laser Project, Romania
  • 2013: APS Fellow
  • 2012: Rosen Scholar Award, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA
  • 2010 – 2018: Facility Access Panel Member, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK
  • 2010 – 2012: Member Review Panel, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA
  • since 2009: Member of the French National Research Agency Review board
  • since 2009: Member of the RENEW panel (DOE/NNSA), USA
  • 2008 – 2014: Professor (Mitsujuki Abe Chair) at the PMRC, Univ. Kyoto, Japan
  • 2008: Member of the Review Panel, Jupiter Laser Facility, Livermore, USA
  • since 2007: Editorial Board Member, Journal: ”High Energy Density Physics”
  • since 2006: Spokesperson of the German/French collaboration on Dense Plasma Physics
  • 2006 – 2010: Board Member of the EPS, Beam Plasma and Inertial Fusion
  • since 2005: Member of the Hedgehob Collaboration
  • 2005 – 2007: Spokesperson Virtual Institute VI-144
  • since 2004: Program Advisory Board Member of several international plasma physics conferences
  • since 2004: Editorial Board Member, Journal: “Laser and Particle Beams”
  • 2004 – 2008: Member, scientific advisory committee, Eindhoven University of Techology, Cyclotron Laboratory, Netherlands
  • D. Kraus, A. Ravasio, M. Gauthier, J. Vorberger, S. Frydrych, J. Helfrich, L.B. Fletcher, G. Schaumann, B. Nagler, B. Barbel, B. Bachmann, E.J. Gamboa, S. Göde, E. Granados, G. Gregori, H.J. Lee, P. Neumayer, W. Schumaker, T. Döppner, R.W. Falcone, S.H. Glenzer, M. Roth
    • „Nanosecond formation of diamond and lonsdaleite by shock compression of graphite“
    • NATURE Communications 7, Article number 10970 (2016)
  • F. Wagner, O. Deppert, C. Brabetz, P. Fiala, A. Kleinschmidt, P. Poth, V.A. Schanz, A. Tebartz, B. Zielbauer, M. Roth, T. Stöhlker, V. Bagnoud
    • „Maximum proton energy above 85 MeV from the relativistic interaction of laser pulses with micrometer thick CH2 targets“
    • Phys. Rev. Lett., 116, 205002 (2016)
  • M. Roth, D. Jung, K. Falk, N. Guler, O. Deppert, M. Devlin, A. Favalli, J. Fernandez, D. Gautier, M. Geissel, R. Haight, C. E. Hamilton, B. M. Hegelich, R. P. Johnson, F. Merrill, G. Schaumann, K. Schoenberg, M. Schollmeier, T. Shimada, T. Taddeucci, J. L. Tybo, F. Wagner, S. A. Wender, C. H. Wilde, G. A. Wurden
    • „A bright, laser-neutron source based on relativistic transparency of solids“
    • Phys. Rev. Lett., 110, p. 044802 (2013)
  • D. Kraus, J. Vorberger, D. O. Gericke, V. Bagnoud, A. Blazevic, W. Cayzac, A. Frank, G. Gregori, A. Ortner, A. Otten, F. Roth, G. Schaumann, D. Schumacher, K. Siegenthaler, F. Wagner, K. Wünsch, and M. Roth
    • „Probing the complex ion structure in liquid carbon at 100 GPa“
    • Phys. Rev. Lett., 111, p. 255501 (2013)
  • A. Frank, A. Blazevic, V. Bagnoud, M.M. Basko, M. Börner, W. Cayzac, D. Kraus, T. Heßling, D.H.H. Hoffmann, A. Ortner, A. Otten, A. Pelka, D. Pepler, D. Schumacher, An. Tauschwitz and M. Roth
    • „Energy loss and charge-transfer of argon in laser-generated carbon plasma“
    • Phys. Rev. Lett., 110, p. 115001 (2013)
  • T. Bartal, M. E. Foord, C. Bellei, M. H. Key, K. A. Flippo, S. A. Gaillard, Dustin T. Offermann, Pravesh K. Patel, Leonard C. Jarrott, D. P. Higginson, M. Roth, A. Otten, D. Kraus, R. B. Stephens, H. S. McLean, E. M. Giraldez, M. S. Wei, D. C. Gautier and F. N. Beg
    • “Focusing of short-pulse high-intensity laser-accelerated proton beams“
    • Nature Physics 8, p. 139-142 (2012)
  • A. Pelka, G. Gregori, D.O. Gericke, J. Vorberger, S.H. Glenzer, M. M. Günther, K. Harres, R. Heathcote, A.L. Kritcher, N.L. Kugland, B. Li, M. Makita, J. Mithen, D. Neely, C. Niemann, A. Otten, D. Riley, G. Schaumann, M. Scholmeier, An. Tauschwitz, M. Roth
    • “Ultra-fast melting of carbon induced by intense proton beams“
    • Phys. Rev. Lett., 105, p. 265701 (2010)
  • M. Roth
    • “Review on the current status and prospects of fast ignition in fusion targets driven by intense, laser generated proton beams“
    • Plasma Phys. Contr. Fus. 51 014004 (2009)
  • M. Roth, T.E. Cowan, M.H. Key, S.P. Hatchett, C. Brown, W. Fountain, J. Johnson, D.M. Pennington, R.A. Snavely, S.C. Wilks, K. Yasuike, H. Ruhl, P. Pegoraro, S.V. Bulanov, H. Powell, E.M. Campbell, M.D. Perry
    • „Fast Ignition by intense laser-accelerated proton beams“
    • Phys. Rev. Lett. 3, Vol. 86, p. 436 (2001)
  • R.A. Snavely, M.H. Key, S.P. Hatchett, T.E. Cowan, M. Roth, T.W. Phillips, M.A. Stoyer, E.A. Henry, T.C. Sangster, M.S. Singh, S.C. Wilks, A. MacKinnon, A. Offenberger, D.M. Pennington, K. Yasuike, A.B. Langdon, B.F. Lasinski, J. Johnson, M.D. Perry, and E.M. Campbell
    • „Intense High-Energy Proton Beams from Petawatt-Laser Irradiation of Solids“
    • Phys. Rev. Lett., 14, Vol. 85, p.2945 (2000)