Eli Beamlines electrons


As part of the international Extreme Light Infrastructure ELI Beamlines will host four beamlines and a number of experiments. The scientific programme is grouped into six Research Programmes.


ELI Beamlines is run by an international team of outstanding experts. The Project was implemented by the Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences. All the work is supervised by national and international committees such as ISAC.

Research Programs

The ultrashort and ultra-intense pulses of light and the particles generated from interaction with solid state and gas target materials will allow a broad spectrum of projects in fundamental and applied research in chemistry, biology, medical technologies, development of new materials, and other areas.

The development, research and engineering activities within the ELI-Beamlines project are structured into six Research Programs.


Preparation and construction of the world’s most intense laser and all other related costs will require a total of 7 447 381 042 Czech crowns. 85% of these so-called eligible expenses are co-financed by the EU and 15% of the Czech Republic state budget.

ELI White Book

The Eli Whitebook was published in 2011. It contains the description of the science, the technology basis and the implementation plans of the Extreme Light Infrastructure (ELI).


The Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences together with the ELI Beamlines laser facility have finished this year 2016 very successfully. Both of their research projects ELIBIO and HIFI are approved by the Czech Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports and are  funded from the Call „Support to Excellent Research Teams“ within the Operational Programme Research, Development and Education EU. Additionally, both of projects will have really excellent scientists with many years of experience in major international scientific institutions, who may be aspirants for the Nobel Prize.

The HIFI (High Field Initiative) project

The HIFI (High Field Initiative) project will be a theoretical support and technological upgrade of the most intense laser in the world, the 10 PW laser at ELI Beamlines, for the preparation of worldwide unique high-field flagship experiments.

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The ELI Beamlines research center aspires to install and run the world's most intense laser system. With ultra-high peak powers of 10 PW (petawatt) and focused intensities up to 1024 W/cm2 we will offer unique sources of radiation and particle beams to our users. These beamlines will enable groundbreaking research not only in the fields of physics and material science, but also in biomedical research and laboratory astrophysics.