ELI Summer School 2022



Wolfgang Sandner utca 3. 6728 Szeged, Hungary

ELI Summer School 2022 

The 7th edition of the ELI Summer School series aims to provide young scientists with a comprehensive overview of the generation and application of intense laser pulses and laser-driven particle and radiation sources. Last year, more than 300 students from 29 countries followed the scientific programme of ELISS in front of the screens - and this time, the pandemic situation allows us to finally meet in person again.

ELISS 2022 is hosted as a hybrid event by ELI ALPS and jointly organised by ELI Beamlines as an ELI ERIC event. All the lectures will be available for streaming online during the time of the event. A great opportunity to learn, meet, and connect!

Main topics include:

  • Physics of laser and secondary sources,
  • AMO physics,
  • Ultra-fast dynamics in gases,
  • Liquids and surfaces,
  • Laser-plasma physics and applications.

IN-PERSON registration is closed now but you still have the chance to attend the event online!

Participation in ELISS 2022 is free of charge, including the accommodation booked by the organisers. 


The Summer School is organised with the support of the IMPULSE project.

IMPULSE (Integrated Management and reliable oPerations for User-based Laser Scientific  Excellence) is a 42-month project supporting the transition of ELI to sustainable operations. As ELI enters a crucial phase with the establishment of ELI ERIC and the gradual opening of the ELI Facilities to users, IMPULSE addresses the key scientific, technical, organisational and management requirements of this transition, building user communities and expanding the ELI member consortium. This project is inclusive and open, and it relies on the collective effort of a wide consortium involving 15 key institutions of the European science community. IMPULSE focuses primarily on ELI, but its results must have impact beyond the ELI Facilities.

    • 14:00 15:00
      Registration and welcome 1h
    • 15:00 17:00
      ELI ALPS lab visit and FOCUS tour 2h
    • 17:00 20:00
      Reception at ELI ALPS gardens 3h
    • 09:30 10:00
      Introducing ELI - Gábor Szabó: The past and future of ELI 30m
    • 10:00 10:30
      Introducing ELI - Teodor Ivanoaica: Data Management at ELI ERIC 30m
    • 10:30 11:00
      Coffee break 30m
    • 11:00 12:30
      Introducing ELI - Status of the three ELI facilities 1h 30m

      Katalin Varju (ELI-ALPS)
      Sergei V. Bulanov (ELI-BL)
      Domenico Doria (ELI-NP)

    • 12:30 13:30
      Lunch break 1h
    • 13:30 14:00
      Users' session 1.: Karoly Osvay: Fast neutron generation with few cycle laser pulses
    • 14:00 14:30
      Users' session 1.: Slawomir Skruszewicz: Rescattering dynamics in C60 molecule probed by strong MIR laser fields
    • 14:30 15:00
      Users' session 1.: Petar Lambrev: Dynamics of energy and electron transfer in photosystems probed by two-dimensional electronic spectroscopy
    • 15:00 15:30
      Coffee break 30m
    • 15:30 16:00
      Users’ session 2.: Cristian Medina: Probing the ignition dynamics of XUV-activated helium nanoplasmas
    • 16:00 16:30
      Users’ session 2.: Kensuke Homma: Direct Production of Dark Matter with High-Intensity Lasers
    • 16:30 17:10
      Users’ session 2.: Olga Smirnova: Ultrafast chirality: twisting light to twist electrons
    • 17:10 18:10
      Poster Session 1h
    • 18:10 20:10
      Optional sightseeing tour of Szeged & Dinner 2h
    • 09:30 10:50
      Physics of sources: Anne L’Huillier (online): Fundamentals of attosecond science
    • 10:50 11:20
      Coffee break 30m
    • 11:20 12:00
      Physics of sources: Subhendu Kahaly: Attosecond pulses from relativistic solid density plasma: generation and application
    • 12:00 13:20
      Physics of sources: Jean Claude Kieffer: Laser wakefield acceleration based ultrafast X-ray sources and their applications
    • 13:20 14:20
      Lunch break 1h
    • 14:20 14:50
      ELI ERIC: a User facility: Allen Weeks: ELI ERIC
    • 15:00 15:40
      ELI ERIC: a User facility: Dimitris Charalambidis: Inaugurating multi-XUV-photon process at the SYLOS COMPACT beamline – ELI from a user’s perspective
    • 15:40 16:10
      Coffee break 30m
    • 16:10 16:50
      Laser Plasma: Marco Borghesi: Laser-Plasma Ion Acceleration and Applications
    • 16:50 17:30
      Laser Plasma: Sergei V. Bulanov: Beyond High Field Science Scientific Problems
    • 17:30 18:30
      Poster Session 1h
    • 19:00 22:00
      School Dinner on Tisza River 3h
    • 09:30 10:50
      AMO 1.: Maciej Lewenstein (online): Toward quantum electrodynamics of super-intense laser-matter interactions
    • 10:50 11:20
      Coffee break 30m
    • 11:20 12:00
      AMO 1.: Paris Tzallas: Generation of optical Schrödinger “cat” states in intense laser atom interactions
    • 12:00 13:20
      AMO 1.: Majed Chergui: Probing ultrafast dynamics in matter using short wavelength radiation
    • 13:20 14:00
      Lunch break 40m
    • 14:00 15:20
      Condensed Matter: Martin Aeschlimann: Investigation of ultrafast spin and electron dynamics in momentum space and time
    • 15:20 16:00
      Condensed Matter: Peter Dombi: Ultrafast electron dynamics at the nanoscale
    • 16:00 16:30
      Coffee break 30m
    • 16:30 17:10
      AMO 2.: Hugo Marroux: Attosecond time delays in resonant photoionization
    • 17:10 17:50
      AMO 2.: Lucas Nadvornik: Spintronic terahertz emitters and their applications
    • 17:50 18:00
      Closing remarks 10m
    • 18:00 18:10
      Transfer to Budapest/Budapest Airport 10m