University of Connecticut
Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Nora Berrah's research work focus on the interaction of atoms, molecules, clusters and their ions with weak and strong electromagnetic fields produced by table-top lasers, synchrotron radiation facilities and Free Electron Lasers (FELs). She is a pioneer in the areas of non-linear physics and time resolved studies of atoms and molecules with femtosecond short wavelength radiation using x-ray FEL. Her work has influenced how to probe atoms and molecules' physical and chemical processes that happen on ultrafast time scales, using x-ray element and site specificity. She has built advanced instrumentation for ALS-LBNL and LCLS-SLAC National Laboratories available for use by any scientist.