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Extreme Light Infrastructure (ELI)
Date of Last update : 2019.02.28 Rivision Request
Hosting Legal Entity
Type Of RI
Rue Montoyer 23, ELI Delivery Consortium AISBL, Brussels, PO: 1000 (Belgium), Belgium(50.1037902832031, 14.4897947311401)
Coordinating Country
Life Cycle Status
Operational since 2019
Mission and objective
ELI is a new Research Infrastructure (RI) of pan-European interest and part of the European ESFRI Roadmap.ELI consists of three complementary facilities about to start operations in the Czech Republic (ELI Beamlines), Hungary (ELI Attosecond Light Pulse Source) and Romania (ELI Nuclear Physics). The construction of the three facilities represents an investment volume exceeding 820 million EUR, mostly stemming from the European Regional Development Funds (ERDF).ELI is a laser RI that will give access to the most intense lasers worldwide. It will open up to the international scientific user community a wide range of multidisciplinary research opportunities with light from these lasers and secondary radiations derived from them.After a 3-year Preparatory Phase (2008-2010, the ELI Consortium was set up in 2013 to promote the sustainable development of the RI, establishing partnerships and collaborations with national, European and international structures and organisations. ELI-DC coordinates the transition from the implementation to operations. A European Research Infrastructure Consortium, ELI-ERIC, is in the process of being established and will take over responsibility for operations, which are expected to start progressively from 2019.
RI Keywords
Laser,Laser-matter interaction,Ultra high field science,Attosecond laser science,High energy beam science
RI Category
Intense Light Sources
Scientific Domain
Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics and Mathematics
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