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.
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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.
Dr. Paul Gibbon from Institute for Advanced Simulation, Jülich Supercomputing Centre, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany visited ELI Beamlines on Tuesday January 24th. 2017.
He gave a seminar on topic: Beams, instabilities and QED: kinetic plasma modeling at the Jülich Supercomputing Centre.
The European Development Fund and the Czech Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports has awarded cca. 250 million CZK to the ELIBIO project at the new ELI Beamlines laser facility of the Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences. The ELIBIO project explores new frontiers in light and optics to create breakthrough science in biology, chemistry, and physics. The project will bring world-leaders in photon science and structural biology to the Czech Republic.
Article published in Physical Review X by the ELIMAIA team.
On Thursday October 27th, 2016 we invited in our facility Prof. Arie Zigler from Faculty of Science of Hebrew University in Jerusalem and also he is a Full Professor at Racah Institute of Physics at Hebrew University of Jerusalem.