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Michael Lysaght

Michael Lysaght

Dr. Michael Lysaght
PhD
Computational Scientist
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Michael leads the Novel Technologies Activity and the Intel Parallel Computing Centre at the Irish Centre for High End Computing (ICHEC), where he has a particular focus on supporting the Irish scientific user community and Irish industry in the exploitation of emerging multi-/many- core technologies. In conjunction with his role at ICHEC, Michael also leads the WP7 ‘Exploitation of HPC Tools and Techniques’ activity as part of the EU’s PRACE 3IP project. Michael joined ICHEC in 2011 after working in the UK as a HPC application expert as part of HECToR’s distributed Computational Science and Engineering program, where he worked on re-factoring and optimising community codes for the UK research community. Prior to this he worked for three years as a UK EPSRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow in theoretical atomic physics at Queen’s University Belfast, where he pioneered the development of Time-Dependent R-Matrix Theory and associated parallel applications including the TDRM and RMT codes. Michael obtained his PhD in physics in 2006 from University College Dublin and has written 32 journal publications, including a book chapter on theoretical and numerical methods for quantum dynamic imaging in the Springer CRM Series in Mathematical Physics.

Selected Publications & Proceedings

Book chapters:

M. A. Lysaght, L. R. Moore, L A. A. Nikolopoulos, J. S. Parker, H. W. van der Hart and K. T. Taylor, Ab initio methods for few- and many- electron atomic systems in short-pulse laser light, Quantum Dynamic Imaging: Theoretical and Numerical Methods, CRM Series in Mathematical Physics, Eds. A.D. Bandrauk and M Ivanov, (Springer) (2011)

Refereed journal articles:

2012:

M. A. Lysaght, L. R. Moore, J. S. Parker, H. W. van der Hart and K. T. Taylor, The RMT method for describing many-electron atoms in intense short laser pulses, Journal of Physics Conference Series (invited talk, peer reviewed), to be published Q2 (2012)

A. C. Brown, S. Hutchinsion, M. A. Lysaght and H W van der Hart, Interference between competing pathways in atomic harmonic generation, Physical Review Letters, 063006 (2012)

J. M. Carr, P. G. Galiatsatos, J. D. Gorfinkiel, A. G. Harvey, M. A. Lysaght, D. Madden, Z. Masin, M. Plummer, J. Tennyson and H. Varambhia, UKRmol: a low-energy electron- and positron-molecule scattering suite, The European Physical Journal D 66, 58 (2012)

2011:

L. A. Moore, M. A. Lysaght, J. S. Parker, H. W. van der Hart and K. T. Taylor, Time delay between the photoemission between the 2p and 2s subshells of neon, Physical Review A 84, 061404 (2011)

L R Moore, M A Lysaght, J. S. Parker, L. A. A. Nikolopoulos, H. W. van der Hart and K. T. Taylor, The RMT method for many-electron atomic systems in intense short-pulse laser light, Journal of Modern Optics 58, 1132 (2011)

2010:

M. A. Lysaght and H. van der Hart, Influence of excitation pulse length on a correlated two- electron wave-packet, Journal of Physics B 43, 121001 (2010)

S. Hutchinson, M. A. Lysaght and H. W. van der Hart, Choice of dipole operator gauge in time-dependent R-matrix theory, Journal of Physics B 43, 095603 (2010)

Linda Hamonou, M. A. Lysaght and H. W. van der Hart, Influence of autoionizing states on the pulse length dependence of strong-field Ne+ photoionization at 38.4 eV, Journal of Physics B 43, 045601 (2010)

2009:

M. A. Lysaght, S. Hutchinson and H. W. van der Hart, Signatures of collective electron dynamics in the angular distributions of electrons ejected during ultrashort laser pulse interactions with C+, New Journal of Physics 11, 093014 (2009)

M. A. Lysaght, P. G. Burke and H. W. van der Hart, Ultrafast probing of collective electron dynamics driven by dielectronic repulsion, Physical Review Letters 102, 193001 (2009)

M. A. Lysaght, H. W. van der Hart and P. G. Burke, Time-dependent R-matrix theory for ultrafast atomic processes, Physical Review A 79, 053411 (2009)

2008:

M. A. Lysaght, P. G. Burke and H. W. van der Hart, Ultrafast laser-driven excitation dynamics in Ne: An ab initio time-dependent R-matrix approach, Physical Review Letters 101, 253001 (2008)

H. W. van der Hart, M. A. Lysaght and P. G. Burke, Momentum distributions of electrons ejected during ultrashort laser interactions with multielectron atoms described using the R-matrix basis sets, Physical Review A 77, 065401 (2008)

2007:

H. W. van der Hart, M. A. Lysaght and P. G. Burke, Time-dependent multielectron dynamics of Ar in intense short laser pulses, Physical Review A 76, 043405 (2007)

2006:

A. Cummings, G. O'Sullivan, P. Dunne, E. Sokell, N. Murphy, J. White, P. Hayden, P. Sheridan, M. Lysaght and F. O’Reilly, A spatio-temporal study of variable composition laser- produced Sn plasmas, Journal of Physics D 39, 73 (2006)

P. Hayden, J. White, A. Cummings, P. Dunne, M. Lysaght, N. Murphy, P. Sheridan, G. O’Sullivan, Tin based laser-produced plasma source development for EUVL, Microelectronic Engineering 83, 699 (2006)

2005:

M. A. Lysaght, D. Kilbane, A. Cummings, N. Murphy, P. Dunne, G. O'Sullivan, P. van Kampen, J. T. Costello and E. T. Kennedy, 4d photoabsorption spectra of Sn II and Sn IV in the 30-65 eV region, Journal of Physics B 38, 4247 (2005)

M. A. Lysaght, D. Kilbane, N. Murphy, A. Cummings, P. Dunne and G. O'Sullivan, Opacity of neutral and low ion stages of Sn at the wavelength 13.5 nm used in extreme-ultraviolet lithography Physical Review A 72, 014502 (2005)

PRACE whitepapers:

M. Lysaght, M. Uchronski, A. Kwiecien, M. Gebarowski, P. Nash, I. Girotto and I T. Todorov, Benchmarking and Analysis of DL_POLY 4 on GPU clusters, PRACE whitepaper (2012) available at www.prace.ri.eu

A. Sunderland, S. Pickles, M. Nikolic, A. Jovic, J. Jakic, V. Slavnic, I. Girotto, P. Nash and M. Lysaght, An Analysis of FFT Performance in PRACE Application Codes, PRACE whitepaper (2012) available at www.prace.ri.eu