I am currently researching nuclear issues at the Liu Institute of Public Policy and Global Affairs. I have published articles on the Treaty to Ban Nuclear Weapons, the danger of nuclear false alarms, and cybersecurity in the nuclear arsenal.

As a graduate student, I built an ultrafast laser apparatus to study electrons in semiconductor thin films and metal nanostructures.

Nuclear Policy Publications

Nuclear Policy Presentations and Posters

  • Lauren J. Borja, presentation: “Inherent computer-related risks of nuclear weapons command and control modernization,” 30th International Summer Symposium on Science and World Affairs, July 2018, Vancouver, BC,

Nuclear Policy Interviews

Ultrafast Publications

Ultrafast Presentations and Posters

  • Lauren J. Borja, Andrey Gandman, M. Zürch, James S. Prell, C.D. Pemmaraju, David Prendergast, Daniel M. Neumark, Stephen R. Leone, presentation: “Ultrafast transient absorption at the germanium M4,5-edge to measure electron and hole dynamics,” Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, June 2016, San Jose, CA
  • Lauren J. Borja, Andrey Gandman, James S. Prell, C.D. Pemmaraju, M. Zürch, David Prendergast, Daniel M. Neumark, Stephen R. Leone, poster: “Simultaneous femtosecond-resolved observation of independent hole and electron dynamics in germanium by XUV transient absorption,” International Symposium on Ultrafast Intense Laser Science 14, December 2015, Kauai, HI
  • Lauren J. Borja, Madeline H. Elkins, Peter M. Kraus, C.D. Pemmeraju, David Prendergast, Daniel M. Neumark, Stephen R. Leone, poster: “Attosecond electron dynamics in condensed matter systems,” Joint Attosecond Multidisciplinary University Research Initiatives Annual Meeting, November 2015, Orlando, FL
  • Lauren J. Borja, presentation: “Observing plasmon dephasing with attosecond resolution,” Graduate Research Conference, September 2012, Berkeley, CA
  • Lauren J. Borja, James S. Prell, Daniel M. Neumark, Stephen R. Leone, poster: “Attosecond-resolved imaging of plasmon electric fields: a numerical simulation,” Ultrafast Dynamic Imaging of Matter, July 2012, Banff, AB