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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 http://www.hdk-dkk.de/tagungsraeume/)

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)

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)

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.



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.