Deepak Mathur is Distinguished Professor at Tata Institute of Fundamental Research,Mumbai. His research interests encompass ultrafast, high-intensity laser science, and diverse topics in the atomic, molecular and optical sciences, and in biological physics. Amongst his recognitions are the Fellowship of TWAS (the World Academy of Science), the Indian National Science Academy, and the Indian Academy of Sciences. He has been awarded the Government of India's S. S. Bhatnagar Prize, the J. C. Bose National Fellowship, the European Union's Erasmus-Mundus Scholarship in Optical Science and Technology, the RoyalSociety's Guest Research Fellowship, the Association of Commonwealth Universities' Fulton Fellowship, and various named Lectureships. He has been co-Editor of EPL (Europhysics Letters) and member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Physics B and Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry. Parinda Vasa is currently an Associate Professor in the Physics Department of theIndian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai. Her research interests include experimen-tal studies of ultrafast phenomena, nano-optics and plasmonics. Amongst her awards andrecognitions include membership of the Indian National Young Academy of Science, theHumboldt Fellowship, the Schlumberger Foundation's "Faculty for the future" award, theEuropean Union's Heritage Fellowship, the Government of India's SERB Women ExcellenceAward and Indian National Science Academy Medal for Young Scientist.