Past Events

17 / Mar / 2023

17 / Mar / 2023

The Extreme Light Infrastructure 2nd Joint Call for Users Webinar


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In support of the Extreme Light Infrastructure 2nd Joint Call for Users, ELI will host a dedicated Webinar on 17 March from 10:00-11:00 CEST for more information about the available systems offered and the proposal submission process. 

The Extreme Light Infrastructure (ELI) is the world’s most advanced laser-based research infrastructure. The ELI Facilities provide access to a broad range of world-class high-power, high-repetition-rate laser systems and secondary sources. This enables cutting-edge research and new regimes of high intensity physics in physical, chemical, medical, and materials sciences.

Potential users have the opportunity to conduct some of the first state-of-the-art experiments at:
ELI ALPS (Deadline 25 April 2023; 16:00 CET)
ELI Beamlines (Deadline 25 April 2023; 16:00 CET)
ELI Nuclear Physics (Deadline 24 March 2023; 16:00 CET

For more detailed information about the available equipment, application process and how to prepare your proposal, visit:

This Call includes all three of the ELI Facilities, thanks to a close collaboration between ELI ERIC and ELI Nuclear Physics, National Institute of Physics and Nuclear Engineering (IFIN-HH), and the support of the Horizon 2020 Project IMPULSE.

29 / Apr / 2020

30 / Apr / 2020

POSTPONED: 4th European User Offices Meeting (EUOM)

ELI Beamlines - Dolní Břežany, Czech Republic

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The Extreme-Light-Infrastructure (ELI) is pleased to invite you to attend the 4th European User Office Meeting (EUOM) that will be held at ELI Beamlines in Dolní Břežany in the Czech Republic with the support of ERF, the Association of European-Level Research Infrastructures Facilities.

The workshop continues a series of successful meetings dedicated to the User Office Community and provides unique opportunity for the European User Office representatives for exchanging information and experiences on present and upcoming common challenges relevant to user operation at the RI facilities.

This year's programme will include participatory sessions on Access modes and peer-review, sample management challenges, user office quality and performance management, open access and open data, and more!

Registration is free of charge. Participants are responsible for organizing and paying their own travel costs to the venue as well as for their accommodation. 

06 / Apr / 2020

08 / Apr / 2020

POSTPONED: 16th Direct Drive and Fast Ignition Workshop

ELI Beamline - Dolní Břežany, Czech Republic

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The 16th Direct Drive and Fast Ignition Workshop continues a series of meetings dedicated to inertial confinement research in Europe. DDFIW provides a unique opportunity for European and oversea scientists working in theory, simulations and experiments to present and discuss their latest results and future plans in an informal atmosphere. The meeting also addresses new schemes for inertial confinement fusion and related science at the cutting edge of high energy density physics research.

Representatives of leading laser user facilities will illustrate the opportunities for new experiments, in particular the upcoming P3-L4n beamline at ELI, which is expected to play an important role in future ICF and HEDP research, expected to go online end 2020.

During the workshop there will be the opportunity to visit the ELI-Beamlines installations.
A satellite one-day workshop on electromagnetic pulses (EMPs) will take place on April 9 and continue the previous workshops which took place in Bordeaux (2016), Warsaw (2017) and Frascati (2018).
No registration fee is requested. Registration is open on:

Please use the linked Word template for your abstract. Return it to with the subject "DDFIW 2020 abstract" before Feb 21, 2019.

Important dates:
Abstract submission opens: Dec 15, 2019
Abstract submission closes: Feb 21, 2020
Notification of final programme: Feb 28, 2020
Registration: now – Mar 15, 2020

21 / Oct / 2019

25 / Oct / 2019

International Conference on Extreme Light 2019 (ICEL 2019)

ELI Beamlines, Dolní Břežany

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The International Conference on Extreme Light (ICEL) provides a unique opportunity to bring together the international community of users and researchers interested in the many research applications of the Extreme Light Infrastructure (ELI) and including as one of the major direction ultra-high intensity laser science and technology.

Following ICEL 2015 in Bucharest, Romania, and ICEL 2017 held in Szeged, Hungary, we are pleased to announce that ICEL 2019 will be hosted by ELI Beamlines in the Czech Republic from 21 to 25 October 2019.

With the ELI Facilities now gradually coming on line and entering initial operations, ICEL 2019 will offer the possibility not only to exchange on the latest developments about generation and applications of extreme light, but also to discuss user perspectives and future access opportunities at ELI.

For this instance of the conference, a special session will be devoted to prospective ELI users. It will give an overview of the available technology and support planned for users (lasers, experimental areas, beamlines, end-stations, diagnostics, labs, etc.) and ELI ERIC access procedures.    

For more information please visit the event's website.

25 / Aug / 2019

30 / Aug / 2019

ELISS 2019 opening its gates

ELI Beamlines, Dolní Břežany

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The ELISS 2019 is the fourth edition of the ELI Summer School series and its main goal is to provide young fellows with a comprehensive overview on the field of the generation and application of intense lasers pulses.

The school will be organized in five days at the ELI Beamlines in Dolní Břežany in the Czech Republic.


  • High-power ultrafast lasers
    • – Generation and amplification of ultra-short laser pulses
    • – High Average Power (HAP) DPSSL technology
    • – High Energy (HE) DPSSL technology and applications
  • Generation of bright coherent and incoherent X-ray pulses using short pulse lasers
  • Free electron lasers from IR to x-rays
  • Ultrafast imaging techniques with short x-ray pulses
  • Function and applications of short x-ray pulses (including synchronizations)
  • Particle acceleration by lasers and applications: proton therapy
  • Physics of dense plasmas and warm dense matter, laboratory astrophysics
  • Ultra-intense laser matter interaction
  • Nuclear physics with high-intensity lasers
  • Femtoscience: applications in biology, chemistry and solid-state physics
  • Generation of attosecond pulses: Attoscience photonics
More information will be available soon on our website.

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01 / Jul / 2019

05 / Jul / 2019

7th International Conference on Attosecond Science and Technology (ATTO 2019)

ELI-ALPS, Szeged, Hungary

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Dear Colleagues,

We cordially invite you to the 7th International Conference (ATTO2019) to take place in Szeged, Hungary from July 1 to 5 2019.

The conference program will be arranged in the following topics:

Attosecond pulse generation and characterization
Next generation drivers for attosecond pulse and high order harmonic generation
New installations of coherent ultrafast XUV and X – rays
High harmonic generation in solids
Ultrafast phenomena in atoms and molecules
Attosecond spectroscopy in liquid and condensed phase
Strong field physics in correlated/topological/magnetic/chiral materials
Ultrafast quantum dynamics in laser fields
Emerging directions in attosecond physics

Invited Speakers (confirmed):

Bauer, Dieter
Chang , Zenghu
DiMauro, Louis
Dörner, Reinhardt
Gaarde, Mette
Ghimire, Shambhu
Hernandez García, Carlos
Huber, Rupert
Ivanov, Misha
Krausz, Ferenc
L’Huillier, Anne
Mairesse, Yann
Murnane, Margaret
Nisoli, Mauro
Ott, Christian
Palacios, Alicia
Quéré, Fabien
Salieres, Pascal
Sansone, Giuseppe

Important dates:

Online registration opens:
1st February, 2019

Abstract submission deadline:
24th February, 2019

Paper acceptance:
31st March, 2019

Preliminary program of the conference:
28th April, 2019

Early registration deadline:
7th April, 2019

Regular registration deadline:
1st June, 2019

Hotel reservation deadline:
15th May, 2019

Further information on the conference will be regularly posted on the website and the local organizers can be contacted at The organisers warmly invite you and your colleagues to join us for this conference. We believe that you will not only enjoy the scientific presentations and associated discussions on attosecond physics, but will also have a memorable experience at ELI-ALPS, Hungary.

Please save the dates in your calendar and join us in this conference.

Co-chairs of ATTO2019
Katalin Varjú and Dimitris Charalambidis

14 / Feb / 2019

15 / Feb / 2019

Workshop on the standardization of diagnostics and metrology protocols - WP4

ELI Beamlines, Czech Republic

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This meeting aimed to present and discuss the main achievements and outcomes of the project.

The ELI Delivery Consortium is organizing a workshop on the standardization of diagnostics and metrology protocols and procedures as a conclusion to the activities of Work Package 4 of ELITRANS. The purpose of this event is to exchange on the main findings of the working group and discuss the conditions under which a standardization initiative involving a larger community of high-power laser facilities and users could be put in place in the future. 

The workshop will take place at ELI Beamlines on 14-15 February 2019 (lunch to lunch). We are inviting you to confirm your participation by registering at your earliest convenience here.

Further information on the programme of the workshop can be found HERE.

19 / Nov / 2018

20 / Nov / 2018

Laserlab Workshop "Visions on Future Laser-based X-ray Science and Technology"

Barcelona, Spain

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ELI will participate in this foresight workshop whose aim is to assess the state of the art and to discuss visions for future opportunities in laser-based x-ray science through technological developments and novel methods for scientific investigations.

More information about the draft program is available HERE.

Confirmed speakers:

Christian Bressler, XFEL
Seth Brussaard, ASML
Majed Chergui, EPFL
Hermann Dürr, Uppsala Univ.
Henryk Fiedorowicz / Przemyslaw Wachulak, MUT-IOE
Robert Hartmann / Lothar Strüder, PNSensor GmbH
Dino Jaroszynski, Univ. Strathclyde
Per Johnsson, Lund
Birgit Kanngiesser, TU Berlin / Holger Stiel, MBI
Adi Natan, SLAC Stanford
Giuseppe Penco, FERMI
Luca Poletto, Univ. Padova
Daniel Rolles, Kansas State / DESY
Giuseppe Sansone, Univ. Freiburg
Stephane Sebban, LOA
Dan Stutman, ELI-NP
Simone Techert, Univ. Göttingen / DESY
Gareth Williams / Marta Fajardo, IST Lisbon
Martin Wolf, FHI Berlin
Paris Tzallas, ELI-ALPS
Joachim von Zanthier, Univ. Erlangen
Philippe Zeitoun, LOA

15 / Nov / 2018

16 / Nov / 2018

6th ELI-ALPS User Workshop

Szeged, ELI-ALPS

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The Extreme Light Infrastructure – Attosecond Light Pulse Source (ELI-ALPS) is organizing its sixth User Workshop on November 15 - 16 2018, in Szeged, Hungary.

The ELI-ALPS being implemented in Szeged, Hungary is one of the three pillars of the Extreme Light Infrastructure (ELI) listed in the ESFRI roadmap. It will be the first international facility with the mission to make a wide range of ultrafast light and particle sources accessible to international user groups. The first laser systems (Mid-IR and High Repetition Rate) have been installed end of 2017 and are operational since the beginning of 2018. Using these lasers systems the first commissioning experiments by expert users have been, are currently and are scheduled to be implemented in this year, in the framework of collaboration MoUs with ELI-ALPS.

ELI-ALPS, as an international user facility, is undertaking actions towards forming an international user community and incorporating users from a broad spectrum of disciplines, research areas and technological/industrial application. The 6th workshop is in the framework of these actions as a continuation of the “preparatory” 5th users’ workshop of 2017.

The program

• talks on finalized experiments, of ongoing and scheduled campaigns as well as on future commissioning experiments of beam-line and end-station developers

• round table discussion targeting the sharing of experiences impressions and improvement suggestions of the commissioning users is considered

More details about the program will be available soon on the event's website HERE. We opened the registration here.

15 / Nov / 2018

15 / Nov / 2018

European Photonics Career Fair at the Institut d’Optique


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The Forum de la Photonique is the only association to host firms and laboratories specialised in optics, optronics and photonics during the European Photonics Career Fair.

It is a great opportunity for students to meet the major players of their future activity area. Every year, 150 students graduate from the Institut d’Optique Graduate School and are much appreciated in France and overseas for their varied skills. The European Photonics Career Fair is a great moment of sharing between firms, laboratories and students. During the fair, students can find internships, jobs or simply discover the world of photonics. With more than 37 exhibitors, one can establish a privileged contact with firms or laboratories. 

ELI grabbed this opportunity to introduce what career perspectives we can offer to early-stage researchers, graduated scientists. ELI as a unique laser infrastructure is an attractive workplace where we guarantee our future employees to find exciting professional challenges while gaining valuable and motivating experiences in work.

During the event ELI representatives had many fruitful exchanges with the attendees. ELI is recognized, especially by the students, as extremely exciting for the enormous scientific potential, both to expand the knowledge in fundamental science and to develop real life applications. 


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.


27 / Aug / 2018

31 / Aug / 2018

ELI Summer School 2018

Szeged, Hungary

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The main goal of ELISS 2018 is to provide young researchers a comprehensive overview on the field of the generation and application of intense lasers pulses. The lectures will devote large emphasis to the generation of secondary radiation sources extending from THz to the X-ray and Gamma-ray spectral, as well as to the generation and acceleration of particle beams.

Topics of the Summer School:

  • High-power ultrashort lasers
  • Generation and applications of intense THz radiation
  • Generation and amplification of ultra-short laser pulses
  • Generation of bright coherent and incoherent X-ray pulses using short pulse lasers
  • Ultrafast imaging techniques with short x-ray pulses
  • Particle acceleration and applications
  • Plasma Physics
  • Laser matter interaction at ultra-high intensities
  • Generation and application of attosecond pulses
  • Nuclear Physics with intense lasers
New opportunity: 
EUCALL provides Financial Support for up to 30 Young Researchers to attend the event. You can apply HERE.

Poster sessions:

During the poster sessions on 28 August and 30 August participants will have the chance to present their scientific work and have a discussion about it with the other participants and lecturers. The recommended size of the posters is A0 (841x1189mm).

Registration is open:

26 March - 27 July 2018

Registration fee:

Early bird registration - until 30 April

Fee with single bedroom - limited access

320 EUR

Fee with double bedroom

260 EUR

Regular registration - after 30 April

Fee with single bedroom - limited access

380 EUR

Fee with double bedroom

320 EUR


Fee without accomodation (for local participants)

180 EUR


ELI-ALPS, the Hungarian pillar of the Extreme Light Infrastructure, is dedicated to support fundamental and applied researches in physical, biological, chemical, medical and materials sciences at extreme short time scales. The ground-breaking laser systems together with the subsequent outstanding secondary sources generate the highest possible peak power at the highest possible repetition rate in a spectral range from the E-UV through visible and near infrared to THz. The facility – besides the regular scientific staff - will provide accessible research infrastructure for the international scientific community user groups from all around the world. The first laser systems was installed in Fall 2017, the beamlines are gradually become available by 2020.

More information about the venue available here.


Hotel Tisza Sport is in the quiet garden district of Szeged, near the bank of River Tisza and only 12-15 minutes' walk from the downtown and its main sights. The hotel provides comfort and hospitality in superior renovated rooms or classic standard rooms with balcony, bathroom, color TV, radio, refrigerator and Cardo mattress.

More information about the accomodation available here.

More information about ELISS 2018 and registration:

24 / Jun / 2018

29 / Jun / 2018

Nuclear Photonics 2018

Brasov, Romania

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Nuclear Photonics 2018 aims to bring together leading scientists, researchers and research scholars from around the world involved in the development of ultrahigh intensity lasers and gamma beam systems, nuclear physics and applications to exchange and share their experience and most recent results in the field. The conference is the second edition of the biennial series devoted to the pursuit of nuclear science and applications with photons.

Scientific program:
The focus of Nuclear Photonics 2018 will be on the following main topics: fundamental nuclear science and spectroscopy, laser–plasma nuclear physics, high intensity laser–plasma interaction, nuclear medicine including radiography and radiotherapy, industrial non–destructive material
imaging and evaluation, isotope–specific, nuclear materials detection and management, photonbased hadron beams and applications, photon–based production of rare isotopes, photon–enabled pulsed neutron generation and science, photon–enabled pulsed positron generation and science, nuclear astrophysics and cosmology, gamma–ray science above the giant dipole resonance, strong field QED.

The conference program will consist of invited lectures, contributed presentations and posters. The posters will be featured in the exhibition for the whole duration of the conference. Posters of young researchers will participate to the Best Posters awards competition. The contributed presentations and the posters will be selected based on abstract submission. The deadline for abstract submission was extended to 28th February 2018. Notification of abstract acceptance will be sent to contributors before 31st March 2018. The conference will start on Sunday 24th June, and it will finish on Friday 29th June at lunch.

Detailed information is available on the conference website.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Brasov!

06 / Nov / 2017

09 / Nov / 2017

International Conference on Extreme Light (ICEL 2017)

Szeged, Hungary

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Following-up on the tradition of the ELI-related conferences established some years ago with LEI 2009 and LEI 2011, the International Conference on Extreme Light provides a unique opportunity to bring together the community of ELI users at large in a single scientific event.

This is the second of a regular series of conferences. The first event was successfully organized in 2015 in Bucharest, Romania. ICEL 2017 is co-organized by the Extreme Light Infrastructure - Delivery Consortium (ELI-DC AISBL) and the Attosecond Light Pulse Source (ELI-ALPS) - the Hungarian pillar of ELI. The event will take place at the ELI-ALPS site in Szeged, Hungary.

Application fields covered:

  • Attosecond Physics
  • Ultrafast dynamics
  • FELs and other advanced accelerator technologies
  • Plasma physics
  • Nuclear physics
  • Materials science
  • Biological and medical applications

Instrumentation & Methods covered:

  • Novel high-power laser technologies
  • Laser-driven secondary radiation sources - from THz to the X-rays
  • Laser-based particle (electrons, positrons, ions, neutrons) sources
  • High-brightness gamma beams
  • Time-resolved methods
  • ELI research facilities

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27 / Aug / 2017

01 / Sep / 2017

2nd ELI Summer School (ELISS 2017)

Cheile Gradistei, Romania

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After a very successful 1st edition in Dolní Břežany (Czech Republic) in 2016, we are pleased to announce the 2nd edition of the ELI Summer School (ELISS 2017), which will be hosted by ELI–Nuclear Physics and held in the period 27 August – 1 September 2017 in the Carpathian Mountains in Romania.

Scope and topics:

The aim of the ELI Summer School (ELISS) is to offer Ph.D. students, post-docs and young researchers an introductory training in the main topics of the extreme light research and applications undertaken at the three pillars of ELI (ELI-ALPS, ELI-Beams and ELI-NP), from ultrahigh power laser research and laser-based plasma physics, to particle acceleration, study of fundamental radiation-matter interactions, nuclear photonics and attoscience. The lectures will be delivered by highly-recognized specialists in the field, starting from a basic level while also highlighting the latest experimental and theoretical advances and most recent applications. Junior participants registered at the school are strongly encouraged to share their own research interests with the other participants by presenting a poster in a dedicated poster session.

You can find more information here.

05 / Jul / 2017

07 / Jul / 2017

ELI - France User Workshop

CNRS – Campus Gérard Mégie, 3 rue Michel-Ange, Paris 16ème

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We would like to warmly invite the scientific community to take part in the ELI – France User Workshop jointly organized by the ELI-Delivery Consortium and the CNRS, in partnership with the CEA, on 5-7 July 2017, at the CNRS Headquarters, Campus Gérard-Mégie, 3 rue Michel-Ange, Paris 16ème.

This workshop addresses a broad scientific community (physicists, biologists, chemists, physicians …) with the aim to present a wide range of new ultrashort laser and energetic particles sources to serve fundamental research and multidisciplinary applications. Facilities and examples of potential research projects will be presented during 6 sessions. The workshop will also provide a platform for extensive exchanges between scientists and beamlines/instruments supervisors at the three ELI pillars and at Paris-Saclay facilities. Ample room for asking questions and for vivid discussions between all stakeholders will be included in each session.

The program will extend over two full days of scientific sessions, and will additionally include a visit (prior registration required) of the ultrahigh-power (CILEX/APOLLON) and ultrafast (ATTOLAB) laser infrastructures on the L’Orme des Merisiers Campus. The format of the workshop will be the following:

Wednesday, July 5th

  • Participants registration starts at 9:15
  • Meeting starts at 10:00
  • Social dinner at 20:00 at Atelier Maître Albert, Paris 5ème*

Thursday, July 6th

  • Meeting starts at 8:30
  • Meeting ends at 17:00

Friday, July 7th

  • Visit of the Paris-Saclay facilities at 8:30 – 13:00 including bus transportation from and back to CNRS.


Please register as soon as possible!

Looking forward to meeting you in Paris in July!


Yours sincerely,

The scientific organizers

Scientific organizers:

Marc SENTIS (CNRS Institute of Physics)

Catalin MIRON (ELI-DC)


Medhi TARISIEN (Université de Bordeaux)

29 / Jun / 2017

30 / Jun / 2017

ELI - German Users Workshop

Dresden, Germany

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ELI, the world’s first international laser research infrastructure, will offer unique scientific and research opportunities for the international user communities. It is the first ESFRI project which will be fully implemented in the newer EU Member States, with research facilities (pillars) located in the Czech Republic, Hungary and Romania. ELI uses a novel funding model combining the use of EU structural funds (ESIF) and national funds for the construction, and Member contributions to a European Research Infrastructure Consortium, ELI-ERIC, which is about to be funded, for the operation.


As ELI is heading towards the operational phase of the 3 pillars, scientific workshops, jointly organized with the scientific communities of the ELI-DC Member states, aim at providing an overall picture of the research opportunities that ELI facilities can offer.
In Germany, ELI scientists will present the implementation status and the research opportunities offered by the three pillars of ELI to the German scientific community, the German scientists will have the opportunity to present their main interests in the use of ELI and to discuss them with ELI scientists.
The German ELI user workshop will start with a visit of ELI Beamlines in Dolní Břežany and will continue with presentations and discussions in Dresden at the conference center Dreikönigskirche (Hauptstraße 23, D-01097 Dresden, see also

The registration is closed. However, a few post-deadline registration can be accepted. Please contact the conference office for further information.

The agenda of the workshop is available HERE.

Ulrich Schramm (HZDR) and Catalin Miron (ELI-DC)

Organizing Committee (alphabetic order):
· Martin Aeschlimann (Technische Universität Kaiserslautern)
· Stefan Karsch (Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik)
· Stephan Kraft (HZDR)
· Catalin Miron (ELI-DC) - ELI Scientific Co-Chair
· Norbert Pietralla (Technische Universität Darmstadt)
· Mariann Réda (ELI-DC)
· Markus Roth (Technische Universität Darmstadt)
· Roland Sauerbrey (HZDR)
· Stefanie Schilling (ELI-DC)
· Barbara Schramm (HZDR)
· Ulrich Schramm (HZDR) - German Scientific Co-Chair
· Marc Vrakking (Max-Born-Institut Berlin)
· Andreas Zilges (Universität zu Köln)

16 / Nov / 2016

17 / Nov / 2016

Perspectives of ELI for the European Research Community - 2nd Partners Meeting

Bucharest and Măgurele, Romania

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The Extreme Light Infrastructure project is now nearing completion and approaches its transition between the construction and the operation phases. ELI is organizing the second edition of the ‘Perspectives of ELI’ Workshop.

The event is dedicated to the presentation of the progress in the implementation of the project to present and discuss with the prospective Partners and future Users of the ELI-European Research Infrastructure Consortium.

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.