Past Events

12 / Sep / 2018

14 / Sep / 2018

4th International Conference on Research Infrastructures

Vienna, Austria

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Participants from more than 50 countries are expected to take part in this event organised by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research, with funding from the European Union. Speakers representing high-level stakeholders from across the globe and highly profiled institutions will intervene in the debate. ICRI 2018 aims at:

  • providing a forum for strategic discussion on international cooperation for research infrastructures at global level;
  • highlighting the essential role of research infrastructures in addressing global challenges and contributing to Sustainable Development Goals;
  • reflecting on the needs, development, and operation of global and national research infrastructures;
  • building on the outcomes of ICRI 2016, discussing existing and emerging challenges faced by RI stakeholders and investigating policy options and possible steps forward.

ICRI 2018 will take place in Vienna, Austria on 12-14 September 2018 and will be co-organised by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy (BMWFW) and the European Commission. Participants from more than 50 countries are expected to take part, speakers representing high-level stakeholders from across the globe and highly profiled institutions will intervene in the debate.

Among other things, ICRI 2018 aims at providing a forum for strategic discussion on international cooperation for research infrastructures at global level, highlighting the essential role of research infrastructures, and reflecting on the needs, development, and operation of global and national research infrastructures.

Participation in ICRI 2018 will be possible by invitation only.

10 / Sep / 2018

13 / Sep / 2018

68th Annual Meeting of the Austrian Physical Society

Graz, Austria

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During the Annual Meeting the following talks are dedicated to introducing the current status of the ELI-project and the results of our research cooperations.

12 September, Wednesday

ELI: Scientific opportunities, perspectives and challenges - Dimitris Charalambidis (on behalf of ELI-DC) 
14:30-14:50 Few-cycle laser based research technologies for users at ELI Attosecond Light Pulse Source - Károly Osvay
14:50-15:10 Attosecond measurement and control of electron and nuclear dynamics in molecules Markus Kitzler (Photonics Institute, TU Wien, Vienna, Austria)
15:10-15:30 Probing Nanoplasmonic Field Enhancement with Ultrafast Photoemission - Joachim Krenn (Institute of Physics, University of Graz, Austria)
16:00-16:30 Extreme Light Infrastructure (ELI): Science and Technology at the ultra-intense Frontier - Georg Korn (ELI Beamlines)
16:30-16:50 Where does ELI-NP stand now? Kazuo A. Tanaka (ELI-NP/IFIN-HH)
16:50-17:10 Simulation of EUV mirrors towards all-angle reflection - R. Meisel (Institute of Physics, Montanuniversitaet, Leoben, Austria)

09 / Sep / 2018

14 / Sep / 2018

8th Conference of the International Committee on Ultrahigh Intensity Lasers

Lindau, Germany

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ICUIL 2018 is again expected to showcase the latest on multilateral projects like ELI, XCELS and IZEST as well as other efforts across the world in the direction of ultra-intense lasers. Following the spirit of the ICUIL conferences, in particular the last meeting at Montebello, Canada, technical and scientific themes concerning ultra-intense lasers will be addressed: (i) ultra-intense laser design and performance including Nd:glass-based, Ti:sapphire, DPSSL and OPCPA and novel architectures, (ii) novel technologies for ultra-intense lasers, e.g compression components and strategies, modelling and fabrication, high damage -threshold and ultra-broadband laser components, pulse control, and diagnostics , and (iii) applications of ultra-intense lasers for laser acceleration, short-wavelength sources, attosecond sources, exploration of warm-dense matter, high-field physics and more. This conference will emphasize the many contributions from students and young scientists in this dynamic field of ultra-high intensity lasers.


26 / Jun / 2016

28 / Jun / 2016

VUVX2016 Satellite Workshop


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VUVX2016 Satellite Workshop

Ultrafast Dynamics and Time-Resolved Interactions

Chairs: C. Miron & D. Charalambidis

The Extreme Light Infrastructure, ELI, is pleased to announce the Ultrafast Dynamics and Time-Resolved Interactions International Workshop, a satellite meeting of the VUVX2016 Conference. During the workshop, which is co-organized by ELI-DC and ELI-ALPS, and hosted by ELI-Attosecond in Szeged (Hungary), the world leading specialists will share the most recent research results obtained with lasers, free electron lasers and synchrotron radiation in the field of ultrafast dynamics for all types of samples from atoms and molecules to clusters, surfaces, interfaces and solids.

You are welcome to join and learn about the new possibilities and exciting scientific perspectives offered by ELI.

Admission is FREE, but registration is required (limited space). Please click on the following link for Registration.

The scientific programme will be available soon on the website of the workshop.

ELI Attosecond Light Pulse Source (ELI-ALPS), the Hungarian pillar of ELI based in Szeged, will provide ultrashort light pulses at high repetition rate in the spectral range between THz and X-rays. ELI-ALPS is dedicated to exploring elementary processes in physics, chemistry, materials science, and biomedicine, with emphasis on extremely fast dynamics, probed by taking snap-shots of electron motion on the attosecond time scale in all states of matter (

Ultrafast Dynamics and Time-Resolved Interactions” is a satellite meeting of the International Conference VUVX2016 (, which will take place in Zürich, 3-8 July 2016.

31 / May / 2016

01 / Jun / 2016

Perspectives of ELI for the European Research Community

Dolní Břežany, Czech Republic

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The ‘Perspectives of ELI for the European Research Community’ Workshop will be held on May 31st - June 1st, 2016 in the premises of ELI-Beamlines in
Dolní Břežany, Czech Republic. The event will be dedicated to the presentation and an open discussion of both the scientific/technical aspects and of the institutional aspects of this unique world-level Research Infrastructure, the Extreme Light Infrastructure (ELI) being implemented in Hungary, Romania and the Czech Republic on the basis of the ESFRI Roadmap proposal.


The ELI-ERIC proposal to the European Commission will be presented at the end of the meeting and will take into consideration the indications emerging from the discussions in the meeting. ELI-ERIC will manage and offer open access to the international scientific community.

Its development includes the possibility to propose Regional Partner Facilities, building a network of facilities involving all interested Countries in the development of the high-power laser technologies and international user community.

28 / Apr / 2016

28 / Apr / 2016

ELI-ALPS Scientific Information Day


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ELI-ALPS research technology and the opportunities within it will be the topic at the Information Day in Paris on 28 April, organised mutually with the Hungarian Embassy.

Venue: Hungarian Institute, Paris (92, rue Bonaparte 75006 Paris)

The directors and researchers of the laser research centre implemented in Szeged, the representatives of the University of Szeged and STEPP are going to conduct a scientific conference on 28 April, at the Hungarian Institute in Paris. The aim of the event is to bring the French researcher community closer to the technology of ELI-ALPS, its research opportunities and the most important information about the Science Park planned to be surrounding the laser research centre. Talks and presentations will provide details about the initiatives related to research, such as the recently established laser cluster. Besides these, the lecturers will discuss possible scientific collaborations.

03 / Mar / 2016

04 / Mar / 2016


Dolní Břežany, Czech Republic

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Laser plasma accelerators have made tremendous progresses delivering high quality and high current beams of energetic particles. Their interests for medicine, biology, chemistry and material science have been pointed out by a large scientific community and have motivated unique large scale initiatives such the ELI’s projects.

In the Czech Republic, the ELI Beamlines facility aims to offer to scientists the most efficient and the most competitive beamlines/user-stations to realize their dreams. To give the best chances of success we decided to organize a series of workshops to the relevant topics of interest. The aims of the ELIMEDICS workshop are to explore, to discuss, to schedule and to optimize the design for the experimental setups to be offered to the users. Because of the interdisciplinary nature of the fields and of the facility we wish to trigger fruitful discussions between experts in the field of high power laser-matter interaction and potential users, as well as young scientists, to motivate them to suggest new ideas and corresponding requirements.

The workshop will be held in the conference room of the new ELI Beamlines building, in the vicinity of the wonderful city of Prague.

23 / Nov / 2015

27 / Nov / 2015

International Conference on Extreme Light 2015

Bucharest, Romania

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Following-up on the tradition of the ELI-related conferences established some years ago with LEI2009 and LEI2011, the International Conference on Extreme Light (ICEL), will be a unique opportunity to gather together the community of ELI users at large in a single scientific event.

This is the first of a regular series of conferences. ICEL2015 will take place this year, at the occasion of the UNESCO led celebration of the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies. ICEL2015 is organized by Extreme Light Infrastructure - Delivery Consortium (ELI-DC) with the support of ELI Nuclear Physics - the Romanian pillar of ELI - and will take place in downtown Bucharest, Romania.

For more information, scientific program, hotel booking and online registration, please follow the following link from above.

05 / Nov / 2015

06 / Nov / 2015

3rd ELI-ALPS User Workshop

Szeged, Hungary

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The Extreme Light Infrastructure – Attosecond Light Pulse Source is approaching its final implementation phase.

ELI-ALPS, as an international user facility, is undertaking actions towards forming an international user community, incorporating users from a broad spectrum of disciplines, research areas and technological/industrial application. The 3rd ELI-ALPS User Workshop will be carried out in the framework of these actions.
More information about the event:
Scientific programme:
If you have any questions, please contact Vera Horváth scientific secretary at:

19 / Oct / 2015

23 / Oct / 2015

ELI Beamlines Scientific Challenges 2015

Prague, Czech Republic

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21 / Sep / 2015

25 / Sep / 2015

ELI-NP Summer School

Bucharest, Romania

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23 / Aug / 2015

28 / Aug / 2015

ELI Beamlines and HILASE Summer School 2015

Prague, Czech Republic

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22 / Jun / 2015

25 / Jun / 2015

LASER / World of Photonics Congress and Exhibition

Munich, Germany

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ELI presented itself in a dedicated booth at the LASER / World of Photonics Congress and Exhibition held in Munich 22-25 June 2015. Visitors were invited to come to the booth to learn about ELI’s advanced laser technologies and the current implementation status of the Extreme Light Infrastructure in Hungary, Romania, and the Czech Republic. The exhibition included posters, video presentations, and a model of the ELI-NP facility under implementation in Romania.