L L C Laser Centre Lund

Joint LLC Seminar
Thursday February 12, 15:15
The Rydberg Lecture Hall, Dep. of Physics
Wolfgang Sandner
Director General and CEO, ELI-DC International Association AISBL
What is special about ELI?
Europe on its way to build the Extreme Light Infrastructure
Roughly five decades after invention of the laser the international scientific
community has joined forces to build the world's most powerful lasers for
scientific research, the "Extreme Light Infrastructure" ELI. It thus follows other
scientific disciplines which, at least partially, depend on supra-national efforts to
explore their ultimate frontiers - in this sense, ELI may be considered the "CERN
of laser research".
Technically, ELI's high-power lasers will push the present frontiers in power,
intensity and repetition rate by at least a factor of ten. Scientifically, due to the
highly non-linear nature of ultra-intense light matter-interactions, a wealth of
new research opportunities arises, ranging from novel laser-plasma particle
acceleration mechanisms, secondary radiation generation from THz to Gamma
rays, ultra-short radiation pulses in the atto-second regime, and laser-based
nuclear physics, up to first exploration of QED effects in ultra-intense laser
fields and "breaking the vacuum".
The seminar is suited for a broad audience
and open for everybody
The Rydberg Lecture Hall is located at the Department of Physics,
Professorsgatan 1
Coffee and refreshments will be served
before the seminar, from 15:00
Most Welcome!
LC Laser Centre