News - 2024

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.

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.