16/01/2019

Inaugural lecture of Prof. Daniele Brida on Ultrafast Science: Shedding Light on Nature’s Fastest Events

Topics: Events


  • START DATE
    28/02/2019 - 18:00
  • EVENT TYPE
    Conference
  • LOCATION
    Luxembourg, Campus Limpertsberg
  • END DATE
    28/02/2019 - 20:00
  • ORGANISER
    University of Luxembourg

 

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.