Christopher Peter James Barty
Christopher Barty received his Ph.D. in applied physics from Stanford University and B.S. degrees in chemistry, physics, and chemical engineering from North Carolina State University. He is currently a professor of Physics and Astronomy at the University of California, Irvine, a member of the Beckman Laser Institute, chair of the International Committee on Ultrahigh Intensity Lasers and co-founder of Lumitron Technologies, Inc. He is a fellow of OSA, SPIE, APS, IEEE and AAAS. He received the 2018 R. W. Wood Prize from OSA.
Barty’s research interests include the development and applications of short-pulse-duration, ultrahigh-intensity, laser technology and the creation and use of compact, ultrahigh-brilliance x-ray and gamma-ray systems based on laser-Compton scattering. His current efforts aim to enable new x-ray modalities for the precision detection and treatment of disease, novel x-ray studies of ultrafast material dynamics and the emergence of nuclear photonics as new scientific discipline.
Document Created: 19 Jun 2020
Last Updated: 19 Jun 2020