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Inaugural lecture Prof. Daniele Brida

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Speaker: Prof. Daniele Brida
Event date: Thursday, 28 February 2019 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm
Place: Campus Limpertsberg

Ultrafast Science: Shedding Light on Nature’s Fastest Events

About the presentation

The fundamental properties of every material, ranging from rocks to high-tech superconductors, are typically determined at the nanoscale by the complex interaction of atoms and subatomic particles. How is it possible to observe such phenomena since they are incredibly fast (up to 1 million times faster than the fastest electronic circuits)? The answer lies in special optical tools that employ lasers to generate extremely short bursts of light. This talk will present to a broad audience the key ingredients necessary to access and understand ultrafast processes with examples on relevant research topics also providing a glimpse towards future perspectives.

About the speaker

Daniele Brida studied physics at Politecnico di Milano where he obtained his doctorate in 2010 and was subsequently appointed researcher. Before joining the University of Luxembourg as full professor in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics in July 2018, Daniele Brida was group leader and interim professor at the University of Konstanz in Germany. In his research, he develops the optical tools necessary to measure ultrafast events and uses them to investigate fundamental properties of matter. These activities are recognized by prestigious awards like the Fresnel Prize of the European Physical Society.

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Introduction by Prof. Jean-Marc Schlenker, Dean of the Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication. A reception will take place after the inaugural lecture.

Daniele Brida