News - 2024

4 June 2024

Attosecond Symposium with Anne L'Huillier

On 14 June 2024, Anne L'Huillier 2023 Nobel Prize laureate in physics will give a public presentation at ELI ALPS under the title “The Route to Attosecond Pulses”. In case you are unable to attend the symposium in person, you may join online.

18 May 2024

Close-up encounter with the coolest profession

ELI ALPS hosted its most successful open-door event yet on 16 May. We had received an unprecedented number of registrations for our Day of Light activities.

14 May 2024

Ferenc Krausz appointed Neumann Professor at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics

Nobel Prize laureate physicist Ferenc Krausz received the “John von Neumann” Professor title of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) from the Rector of the university on 11 May. The audience at his award lecture consisted of more than 600 people filling two lecture halls.

10 May 2024

Nobel Laureate Donna Strickland Visits ELI for the First Time

Nobel Prize in Physics winner Donna Strickland, made her first visit to the Extreme Light Infrastructure (ELI) in Prague, highlighting the critical role her pioneering work in laser physics plays in supporting ELI's advanced research.

8 May 2024

Nanosculpting at ELI ALPS

The primary goal of the Ultrafast Nanoscience Group at ELI ALPS is to study the course of laser-matter interactions on the nanometre scale and in the femtosecond regime. Within the framework of the experiments, physicists produce unique nanostructures in a process dubbed “nanosculpting”.

25 April 2024

Gérard Mourou, the initiator of our institute, becomes professor in Szeged

Gérard Mourou, co-winner of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics, joined the University of Szeged as a research professor at the National Laser-Initiated Transmutation Laboratory (NLTL) on 1 May. The French physicist, who played a key role in the establishment of our research institute, is a frequent guest of ours.

19 April 2024

New photo album on ELI ALPS

Photographer Zsolt Dobóczky’s second photo album featuring pictures with lasers in the focus has come out with the title Pulses of the Future. Similar to the first volume (Invisible Flashes), which was published in 2017, the collection presents life at ELI ALPS.

9 April 2024

Ultrafast signal processing from plasmonic structures?

Conventional computers can deliver amazing performance, but people want even faster devices. Quantum computing is a promising direction of development, but it seems to be an area where a major breakthrough is still to come.

8 April 2024


Dr. Katalin Varjú, our Science Director, has been interviewed by

26 March 2024

Alessandra Bellissimo on the mysteries of plasmons

Alessandra Bellissimo, a solid-state physicist from the Vienna University of Technology, conducted measurements on the NanoESCA endstation of ELI ALPS for four weeks. In Vienna, she works in the same laboratory where the Nobel Prize winning physicist Ferenc Krausz did his research more than two decades ago.

25 March 2024

The 4th ELI User Call is now open for proposals

The Extreme Light Infrastructure (ELI) is pleased to announce the launch of the 4th ELI User Call.

14 March 2024


On the occasion of Hungary’s national holiday on 15 March, Tamás Sulyok, President of the Republic of Hungary, awarded the Széchenyi Prize to Prof. Gábor Szabó, laser physicist and managing director of ELI ALPS.

13 March 2024

Bulgarian physicist Tzveta Apostolova would be delighted to come back to ELI ALPS

Associate Professor Tzveta Apostolova from the New Bulgarian University and the Institute for Nuclear Research and Nuclear Energy in Sofia and two MSc students conducted experiments at ELI ALPS for eight days. The Bulgarian physicist thinks that the Szeged based laser centre is indeed a world-class research facility.

8 March 2024

ELI ALPS receives its first patent

In response to our patent application for a gas cell suitable for high harmonic generation, the Hungarian Intellectual Property Office granted the patent rights in October 2023. The patent deed was delivered in February 2024.

28 February 2024

4th ELI User Call Set to Launch 25 March

The Extreme Light Infrastructure (ELI) is set to launch the 4th ELI User Call on 25 March with an open Call period until 29 April.

28 January 2024

4th ELI User Call Set to Launch 25 March

The Extreme Light Infrastructure (ELI) is set to launch the 4th ELI User Call on 25 March with an open Call period until 29 April.

6 February 2024

IMPULSE User Access Workshop was hosted by partner Elettra Sincrotron

On January 30 and 31, 2024, Elettra Synchrotron Trieste hosted the IMPULSE User Access Workshop, a two-day event organized by ELI ERIC as part of the WP5 and WP6 activities within the IMPULSE project.

News - 2023

11 December 2023


The most prestigious international award in the world of science was presented to the two Hungarian scientists by King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden at the Nobel award ceremony at the Stockholm Concert Hall on 10 December 2023.

7 December 2023

Nobel Prize for Attosecond Physics

A summary by Katalin Varjú, Péter Dombi, and Gábor Szabó on the background of the 2023 Nobel Prize in Physics has been published in the December 2023 issue of the journal ”Hungarian Science”.

30 November 2023

Subcycle surface electron emission driven by strong-field terahertz waveforms

A collaboration of researchers from Szeged, Budapest and Pécs has led to the development of a completely new electron source driven by high wavelength light, which could provide the basis for the operation of new types of electronic devices in the near future.