News - 2020

27 November 2020

ELI–ALPS Commissioning User Call 2020

We are happy to announce the opening of the ELI–ALPS Commissioning User Call 2020.

15 September 2020

Hungarian-Czech meeting concerning the ELI-ERIC

State Secretary for Higher Education, Innovation and Vocational Training József Bódis and the Czech Republic’s Deputy Minister for the European Union and European Structural and Investment Funds Václav Velčovský held a meeting in Budapest to discuss tasks relating to the establishment of the European Research and Infrastructure Consor.

2 September 2020

In Memoriam Szilvia Brunner (21 June 1985 – 14 August 2020)

You will remain in our hearts forever. May you rest in peace.

31 August 2020

In memoriam Prof. David Neely

Prof. David Neely, member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of ELI-ALPS, has unexpectedly passed away.

28 August 2020

ELISS 2020 attended by 433 researchers from 43 countries

The course organized by ELI-ALPS Research Institute between 26 and 28 August aimed to provide researchers and students with a comprehensive overview of high-intensity laser pulses and laser-driven particle and radiation sources.

25 June 2020

ELI Summer School 2020

This year's ELISS is organized by ELI-ALPS, Szeged, Hungary, and will be held online on 26-28 August 2020.

15 May 2020

Application for the establishment of ELI ERIC submitted

It is an important milestone for the ELI project that the application for the establishment of ELI-ERIC has been submitted in Brussels.

14 May 2020

In memoriam Győző Farkas

Győző Farkas, Széchenyi Prize laureate physicist, Doctor of physical sciences, Professor Emeritus at the Institute for Solid State Physics and Optics, Wigner Research Centre for Physics, has passed away at the age of 86.

28 April 2020

Over 100 new intensive care beds have been set up for coronavirus patients in our Research Institute

Prof. Dr. Gábor Szabó, managing director of ELI-ALPS, offered two halls of the building complex to Albert Szent-Györgyi Health Center, in case the epidemiological situation would require the care of infected patients there.

25 February 2020


The first working laser was demonstrated by Theodore Harold Maiman on May 16, 1960, and now we are celebrating it as the International Day of Light.

News - 2019

15 May 2019

We inaugurated the SYLOS 2A laser system

On 15 May, we held a ceremonial event where we inaugurated the SYLOS 2A laser system. Designed by the Lithuanian companies EKSPLA and Light Conversion and developed in collaboration with ELI-ALPS personnel in two phases, the laser system will provide research opportunities in various fields of scientific and industrial applications.

11 April 2019

Statement of ELI-DC Director General

Statement of ELI-DC Director General Allen Weeks regarding ELI-ALPS research institute.

27 March 2019

Inauguratation of the Construction Industry Award for Excellence Prize in the research institute

On 27 March we ceremonially inaugurated the plaque comemorating the Construction Industry Award for Excellence Prize awarded for the building complex of our research institute.

5 February 2019

Visit of MOL Group CEO and Slovnaft CEO to ELI-ALPS

Accompanied by University of Szeged former Rector Gábor Szabó and Bishop of the Szeged-Csanád Diocese László Kiss-Rigó, MOL Group Chairman and CEO Zsolt Hernádi and Slovnaft Chairman and CEO Oszkár Világi visited our research institute to discuss future cooperation opportunities.

19 January 2019

Physics Works in ELI-ALPS

This year, our research institute also took part in the Physics Works event series organized by the University of Szeged. Besides many exciting programs, the participants had the opportunity to visit ELI-ALPS in the afternoon of 19 January and get to know the work of the researchers here.

9 January 2019

Attosecond Science and Technology Conference to take place in Szeged from 1 to 5 July 2019

The International Committee of the Attosecond Science and Technology Conference is pleased to announce that the 7th International Conference (ATTO2019) will take place in Szeged, Hungary from July 1 to 5 2019.

News - 2018

10 December 2018

Initiator of the ELI project Gérard Mourou recieved his Nobel Prize

Initiator of the ELI project Gérard Mourou, laureate of the Nobel Prize in Physics received his Nobel Prize yesterday in Stockholm from King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden.

15 November 2018

Initiator of the ELI project, Nobel Prize winner physicist Gérard Mourou visits ELI-ALPS in Szeged

We ceremonially inaugurated the new timeline element on the promenade at the entrance of the building complex of the French physicist, Gérard Mourou, Professor at École Polytechnique, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics this year.

2 October 2018

Father of ELI Wins Nobel Prize for Laser Physics

The scientist who first proposed the Extreme Light Infrastructure (ELI) has won the 2018 Nobel Prize for Physics along with two other scientists.

27 July 2018

President of the National Research, Development and Innovation Office visits ELI-ALPS

This morning, newly appointed President of the National Research, Development and Innovation Office dr. Zoltán Birkner, Deputy State Secretary, Ministry of Innovation and Technology Ádám Szigeti and their colleagues visited the research institute.