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The inauguration of ELI-ALPS

On 23 May, the Grand Opening Ceremony of ELI-ALPS took place in Szeged. With the building that houses the Hungarian pillar of the biggest European laser research project now complete, the lasers can be erected and the facility partially open to users in 2018, before reaching full operation in 2020. At the event, speeches were given by Lóránt Lehrne
The inauguration of ELI-ALPS

ELI is implemented as a distributed research infrastructure with three pillars: ELI-ALPS in Szeged, Hungary, ELI-Nuclear Physics (ELI-NP) in Magurele, Romania, and ELI-Beamlines (ELI-BL) in Dolní Břežany, Czech Republic.

Designed as a user facility, ELI will host researchers from all over the world. A first call for experiments will probably be issued by the end of 2017; first experiments would be possible in 2018 or 2019. The experimental time will be distributed under the auspices of the ELI delivery consortium (ELI DC) or by a newly established European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ELI ERIC). The ELI-ERIC will be supported by countries, in a similar scheme to CERN and European XFEL.

To view the full article in Laser Focus World, click here.

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