Laurent obtained a Bachelor’s degree in physics in 2013 from RWTH Aachen University. He graduated with a work on the set-up of a SiPM-based scintillation detector prototype to measure atmospheric air showers. After spending a year abroad at the university of Montpellier, France, he obtained a Master’s degree in experimental particle physics in March 2016 from RWTH Aachen. For his Master’s thesis he worked on future online beam monitoring in ion therapy via prompt gamma radiation. The project included a two-week experimental beam time at the Heidelberger Ionenstrahl-Therapiezentrum (HIT). After completing his studies, he drew up a publication on the team’s results in collaboration with the project partners from Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland.
In October 2016, Laurent joined the OMA network at University College London.