News - 2023

23 November 2023

Strategic Agreement with University of Szeged Integrates ELI ALPS Facility into ELI ERIC

The Extreme Light Infrastructure (ELI ERIC) signed an agreement with the University of Szeged to become the majority shareholder in ELI ALPS. The strategic agreement effectively integrates the Hungarian-based research facility under the unified governance of ELI ERIC achieving the original vision for ELI.

13 November 2023


Professor Gérard Mourou, the initiator of the ELI laser infrastructure, and winner of the 2018 Nobel Prize for the technique of chirped pulse amplification (CPA) has paid a visit to our research institute.

13 October 2023

ELI ERIC Advances Integration of ELI ALPS, Reinforces Vision for Unification

PRAGUE, Czech Republic – The ELI ERIC General Assembly (GA) has unanimously approved the full legal integration of ELI ALPS into ELI ERIC, slated for 1 January 2024. This move paves the way for uniting two of the ELI ERIC Facilities, effectively achieving the original vision for ELI.

3 October 2023

Hungarian researcher wins this year's Nobel Prize in Physics

ELI ALPS would like to congratulate Anne L'Huillier, Ferenc Krausz and Pierre Agostini on winning the 2023 Nobel Prize in Physics. The Nobel Committee has recognized the three researchers “for experimental methods that generate attosecond pulses of light for the study of electron dynamics in matter.”

18 September 2023

3rd Joint Call for Users

The Extreme Light Infrastructure (ELI) is pleased to announce the 3rd Joint ELI Call for Users.

18 September 2023

ELI ALPS opens its gates to the scientific community - Researchers Night 2023

We have recently officially handed over our research institute to science, and now the entire research infrastructure of ELI ALPS is available to researchers for their experiments. On this occasion, we have prepared a special programme for our visitors on Researchers' Night.

15 September 2023


On 14 September, the staff and invited guests of ELI ALPS celebrated the successful completion of the GINOP large project, the commissioning of the laser research facilities and the symbolic opening of our research institute to the research community.

6 September 2023

ELISS 2023 welcomed a record number of students with 120 in-person participants from 24 countries

More than 120 participants from 24 countries participated in the 8th edition of the ELI Summer School 2023. Hosted at ELI Beamlines in Dolní Břežany, Czech Republic.

10 August 2023

The ELI ERIC Annual Report 2022-2023 is out now!

The second edition of the ELI ERIC Annual Report is out now with insightful updates about the past year's achievements of the Extreme Light Infrastructure.

26 July 2023

ISTAC meeting at ELI ALPS

The members of the International Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (ISTAC) convened at our research institute on July 20th and 21st.

6 July 2023

Scientific and technological attaches paid a visit to ELI ALPS

On 5 July 2023, sciencentific and technological (S&T) attachés serving in Hungary's most important partner countries in terms of science policy visited our research institute.

27 June 2023


The research group of the National Laser-Initiated Transmutation Laboratory at the University of Szeged has demonstrated that neutron radiation can be produced even with low-energy laser pulses. The experiments were conducted at ELI ALPS Laser Research Institute.

14 June 2023

ELI ERIC Welcomes Romania as Founding Observer, Strengthens Ties to ELI Nuclear Physics

Romania received unanimous support as a Founding Observer in ELI ERIC. This decision opens a new chapter in the alliance, laying the groundwork for Romania's ELI NP facility to integrate into the ELI ERIC organisation over the next three years.

31 May 2023

Joint ELI User Programme matures with launch of 2nd Call for Users

As the ELI Facilities shift from construction to initial user operation, more equipment is made available to the user community for some of the first state-of-the-art experiments at ELI.

26 June 2023

ELI Summer School 2023

The 8th edition of the ELI Summer School series will be hosted by the ELI Beamlines Facility in Dolní Břežany, Czech Republic, from 29 August to 1 September 2023. The event will be jointly organised by ELI ALPS as an ELI ERIC event.

11 April 2023

Day of Light 2023

On the occasion of the International Day of Light, our Research Institute will open its doors again to the general public on Friday, 12 May. Would you like to be a user at ELI? Now you can become one for one night!

10 April 2023


Attoscience, a branch of physics based on a billionth of a billionth of a second, deals with ultrafast light-matter interactions. Our institute provides researchers of atomic, molecular and optical processes with unique, high-intensity attosecond pulses, the properties of which are explained by Dr Balázs Major.

27 March 2023

7th ELI ERIC General Assembly

ELI ERIC held its 7th General Assembly in Vilnius, Lithuania on 21-22 March 2023, hosted by the Ministry of Education, Science and Sports of the Republic of Lithuania. The meeting focused on integrating ELI ERIC's Facilities and scientific progress.

17 March 2023

Dr. Zane Ball at ELI ALPS

On 17 March, Dr. Zane Ball, Corporate Vice President and General Manager of Data Center Platform Engineering and Architecture at Intel Corporation gave an impressive presentation on Critical problems for semiconductors in the hyperscale and AI era of computing" to our colleagues at ELI ALPS.

10 March 2023

Prof. Dr. Michael Kaschke at ELI ALPS

Prof. Dr. Michael Kaschke physicist, President of the Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft, and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) gave an exciting presentation on "Bridging the gap between industry and academia" to our colleagues at ELI ALPS on 10 March.