A researcher at the University of Luxembourg, Daniele Brida, has won an award for his research in laser imaging.

The European Research Council (ERC) awarded Brida with the "Consolidator Grant". The award includes a €2 million grant towards his research for 60 months.

Brida is a professor in experimental condensed matter physics, and is working on a project to discover the characteristics of matter using laser imaging technology.

© Daniele Brida, Tobias Rybka

Brida joined the university in 2018, having previously been active at the University of Konstanz in Germany. With the grant, he will be able to expand his research team and set up a new laboratory. His project, titled "Ultrafast tunneling microscopy by optical field control of quantum currents – UpTEMPO", examines the inner functioning of matter.