Lynda Hutcheson - Student Profile
Current Research Project:
Ultrafast Spectroscopy of Relativistic Processes
My work is based on R-Matrix with Time-dependence (RMT), which is a supercomputer code developed in QUB to model processes that occur on an attosecond timescale – the fundamental time scale of electronic motion in the atom (1as = 10-18 s). I use the RMT code to address experimental schemes for atto-scale dynamics in atoms, ions and molecules.
I grew up on a farm in Armagh, and I attended the Royal School Armagh. I graduated from QUB in July 2020 with an MSci in Mathematics. My masters project (which was within the same research group that I’m in now) focused on finite difference schemes, and I developed an interest in computational methods. In my final year, I became interested in continuing my studies, giving me the opportunity to use the computational methods I had been studying to model real processes.
When I am not studying, I enjoy reading, taking long walks and looking after the animals on the farm.
- Attosecond Physics
- Harmonic Generation
- High Performance Computing
- R-Matrix Theory