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Roger Falcone

Roger Falcone


Professor at University of California, Berkeley

Falcone is a physics professor at UC Berkeley, with A.B in physics fromPrinceton and Ph.D. in EE from Stanford. He chaired the Berkeley Physics Department, was Director of the Advanced Light Source at LBNL, and was President of the American Physical Society. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and fellow of the American Physical Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and The Optical Society. He serves on boards for the Lawrence Hall of Science and Hertz Foundation, chairs the Advisory Board for Paul Scherrer Institute, and co-chairs the NSF MPS Facilities and Major Research Infrastructure Subcommittee. He is a member of advisory committees for the ELI ERIC, Apollon laser, NSF's NHMFL, Advanced Photon Source at ANL, and Berkeley’s Nuclear Science and Security Consortium. He served on committees for Los Alamos and Lawrence Livermore, and the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory. He co-chaired the Brightest Light Initiative Workshop. Falcone has received the APS 5-Sigma Physicist Award for Outstanding Advocacy, APS Dawson Award, APS Leo Szilard Lectureship Award, and the ALS Halbach Prize.


LaserNetUS Affiliation:

  • Chair of the LaserNetUS Scientific Advisory Board


Selected Publications: 

1. M.J. MacDonald, et al, "The colliding planar shocks platform to study warm dense matter at the National Ignition Facility," Physics of Plasmas 30, 062701(2023).

2. D. Kraus, et al, "Indirect evidence for elemental hydrogen in laser-compressed hydrocarbons," Phys. Rev. Research 5, L022023 (2023)

3. T. Döppner, et al, "Observing the onset of pressure-driven K-shell delocalisation," Nature 618, 270–275 (2023).

4. Vanessa Schoeppler, et al, "Soft X-ray linear dichroic ptychography: The study of crystal orientation in biominerals," Proceedings Volume 11839, X-Ray Nanoimaging: Instruments and Methods V; 118390D (2021)

5.  LaForge, Aaron, et al, “Time-resolved quantum beats in the fluorescence of helium resonantly excited by XUV radiation," J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 53 244012 (2020)

6. Andrea L. Kritcher, et al, "A measurement of the equation of state of carbon envelopes of white dwarfs," Nature 584, 51–54 (2020)

  • Scientific Advisory Board