At night, October 6th, 2017 ELI Beamlines participated at traditional event Researchers´ Night. We offered the unique programme for the visitors.
They could try to use our virtual reality glasses and see the laser and experimental halls of ELI Beamlines, to play the game Laser maze and try to move with the mirrors the right way to make the laser pulse travelling to the target. We did a videomapping on the laser hall walls and we presented the multimedial installation called the Monolith.
More that 300 visitors participated on the event in ELI facility during the night.
On September 11th- 12th, 2017 the Jaspers Networking Platform organized a Second Extreme Light Infrastructure pillars workshop. The aim of this event is to bring together the main stakeholders from the three ELI-pillar countries for a joint event focused on the current status of the ELI project. It is an opportunity for the different national authorities as well as representatives from the European Commission concerned by the projects to share experience as well as potential issues ahead of the start of operations of the ELI facilities.
On Monday, August 28th, 2017 Ivan Pilný, the Czech Minister of Finance, accompanied by Eva Zažímalová, the President of the Czech Academy of Sciences, and Petr Pavlík, Deputy Minister of Education, visited the ELI Beamlines facility.
Our guests had the opportunity to visit experimental and laser halls and test our virtual reality stations.
H.E. Moon Seoung-hyun, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea in the Czech Republic, visited ELI Beamlines and HiLASE laser centres on Wednesday, July 26, 2017.
On Tuesday, July 4th, 2017 we had the chance to invite two researchers from Japan. Both of them had a speech for our employees. Prof. Hosokoai from Photon Pioneers Center, Osaka University, Japan talked about Staging Laser Wakefield acceleration aiming for repeatable GeV-class accelerator. Dr. Yamamoto, from KEK - Photon Factory, High Energy Accelerator Research Organization had a talk about the development of Novel Undulator with a very short period length.
The Israeli Minister of Science, Technology and Space Ofir Akunis with his delegation visited the ELI Beamlines and HiLASE laser centres in Dolni Brezany on the 26th of June 2017.
The most advanced High-Repetition-Rate Advanced Petawatt Laser System (HAPLS) developed by LLNL (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory) in cooperation with ELI Beamlines team has arrived in 62 crate yesterday at the ELI Beamlines loading dock to be installed an prepared for experiments in the upcoming months at the ELI facility by a team composed of specialists of LLNL and ELI Beamlines.
The video you can see HERE
On Thursday 25.5.2017 we co-organized teambuilding event of three scientific facilities ELI, HiLASE and BIOCEV.
The morning was full of seminars about the goals of each facility. The afternoon part of the programme was a sport activity afternoon (football, volleyball, petanque, running). Our experimental team won the football tournament and our administrative team was on a third place. Our volleyball team was on the second place. A five kilometer run won our colleague from building team Jiří Vaculík.
On Friday, April 28th, 2017 was signed Memorandum of Understanding between the European X-Ray Free-Electron Laser Facility GmbH and Fyzikální ústav AV ČR, v. v. i. regarding their cooperation in the field of Photon Sciences
On Thursday March 8th, 2017 the officers from US Embassy in Prague and Budapest visited ELI Beamlines facility in Dolní Břežany. The representatives were welcomed and accompanied by Jan Řídký , the director of IoP and Ladislav Půst, Instalation of Technology Manager.
On February 9th, 2017 a crucial milestone for the development of the ELIMED dosimetry section of the ELIMAIA beamline was achieved by the INFN-LNS team. ELIMED is the beam transport and dosimetry section of the ELI Multidisciplinary Applications for laser-Ion Acceleration (ELIMAIA) and represents a key technology for the entire ELI-Beamlines facility since it will enable users to perform pre-clinical research for future applications in cancer therapy, such as biological cell irradiation with short bunches of protons (not available at conventional facilities) accelerated by the HAPLS PW-class, 10 Hz laser.
You can read the new issue of the ELI Beamlines Newsletter right now and here. Have a nice reading!
The Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences has gained another patent. The research team responsible for this result belongs to the ELI Beamlines research centre and this is the first patent application in the history of this project.
The High-Repetition-Rate Advanced Petawatt Laser System (HAPLS), being developed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), recently completed a significant milestone: demonstration of continuous operation of an all diode-pumped, high-energy femtosecond petawatt laser system.
A group of 10 Senators from Czech Parliament visited ELI Beamlines on Monday , January 30th, 2017. They were invited by the director of IoP Jan Řídký. The project manager Roman Hvězda presented the goals and research activities of ELI Beamlines a HiLASE projects. After the discussion the senators had the opportunity to visit ELI and HiLASE laser halls.