A new research center in Szeged is currently being built. The center is an “ELI” (Extreme Light Infrastructure) Laser Research Centre. It is built with international cooperation not only in Szeged, but also in Prague and Bucharest. Szeged is thus one of the three different East European locations, where an ELI Center is being built.
The ELI uses ultrahigh intensity lasers technology and will operate under a single management and use a common strategy of research. The main mission of the “ELI-ALPS” (ELI Attosecond Light Pulse Source) research facility in Szeged is to make ultrashort light sources accessible to the international scientific community and its user groups. The facility will be a unique attosecond facility and will contribute to the technological and scientific developments that are required for high peak intensity and high power lasers. Together with the country of Hungary, the Municipality of Szeged, the University of Szeged is one of the proprietors of this facility.
The impressive, excellent and important research center in Szeged is expected to be finished by the second half of 2016.
Here you can see a 3D visualization of the center: