International Day of Light - Programmes at ELI ALPS

On 13 May our research institute opens the doors to the general public on the occasion of the Day of Light. Between 3 pm and 7 pm, we will organize programmes in conjunction with the Institute of Physics of the University of Szeged.

International Day of Light  - Programmes at ELI ALPS


Similarly to our event that we held on the Researchers’ Night, we offer attractions to all ages. 


Indicative list of programmes:

  • Photon hunt
  • Hands on experience with optomechanical components
  • Laser experiments
  • Virtual laboratory tour with VR goggles
  • Popular science lectures on lasers, photons and plasma
  • Gravitational wave theories
  • Whiteboard tricks in maths and physics
  • Microscope
  • Guided tour in the institute
  • Laser chess
  • Polar ice-cream, laser harp, laser audio transmitter
  • Carbon Footprint Quiz
  • Laser safety goggles
  • Observations with a solar telescope
  • Demonstration of a drone-mounted photoacoustic device
  • Demonstration of the operation of the engine brake bench
  • Light inspired T-shirt competition
  • Trying on cleanroom suits
  • Children’s corner


For all programmes on offer and for more information available in Hungarian, please go to


All those interested are welcome!