# Uwe Bovensiepen

Uwe Bovensiepen earned a Ph.D. in physics from the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, in 2000. After a short time at the Fritz-Haber-Institute of the Max-Planck Society he returned to the Freie Universität Berlin and stayed there until 2009, before accepting a position at the University Duisburg-Essen. His main research interests have been the ultrafast dynamics at interfaces and in complex materials, which are studied by a broad range of pump-probe experiments.

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## A real-time view of elementary excitations in high-${T}_{c}$ superconductors

Published August 2, 2010

Time-resolved laser spectroscopy of a high-transition-temperature superconductor shows that excited electrons and phonons both relax very quickly on ultrafast time scales and to some extent independently.