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.

    • 1
      Registration and welcome
    • 2
      ELI ALPS lab visit and FOCUS tour
    • 5:00 PM
      Reception at ELI ALPS gardens
    • 3
      Introducing ELI - Gábor Szabó: The past and future of ELI
    • 4
      Introducing ELI - Teodor Ivanoaica: Data Management at ELI ERIC
    • 10:30 AM
      Coffee break
    • 5
      Introducing ELI - Status of the three ELI facilities

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

    • 12:30 PM
      Lunch break
    • Users' session 1.: Karoly Osvay: Fast neutron generation with few cycle laser pulses
    • Users' session 1.: Slawomir Skruszewicz: Rescattering dynamics in C60 molecule probed by strong MIR laser fields
    • Users' session 1.: Petar Lambrev: Dynamics of energy and electron transfer in photosystems probed by two-dimensional electronic spectroscopy
    • 3:00 PM
      Coffee break
    • Users’ session 2.: Cristian Medina: Probing the ignition dynamics of XUV-activated helium nanoplasmas
    • Users’ session 2.: Kensuke Homma: Direct Production of Dark Matter with High-Intensity Lasers
    • Users’ session 2.: Olga Smirnova: Ultrafast chirality: twisting light to twist electrons
    • 6
      Poster Session
    • 6:10 PM
      Optional sightseeing tour of Szeged & Dinner
    • Physics of sources: Anne L’Huillier (online): Fundamentals of attosecond science
    • 10:50 AM
      Coffee break
    • Physics of sources: Subhendu Kahaly: Attosecond pulses from relativistic solid density plasma: generation and application
    • Physics of sources: Jean Claude Kieffer: Laser wakefield acceleration based ultrafast X-ray sources and their applications
    • 1:20 PM
      Lunch break
    • ELI ERIC: a User facility: Allen Weeks: ELI ERIC
    • ELI ERIC: a User facility: Dimitris Charalambidis: Inaugurating multi-XUV-photon process at the SYLOS COMPACT beamline – ELI from a user’s perspective
    • 3:40 PM
      Coffee break
    • Laser Plasma: Marco Borghesi: Laser-Plasma Ion Acceleration and Applications
    • Laser Plasma: Sergei V. Bulanov: Beyond High Field Science Scientific Problems
    • 7
      Poster Session
    • 7:00 PM
      School Dinner on Tisza River
    • AMO 1.: Maciej Lewenstein (online): Toward quantum electrodynamics of super-intense laser-matter interactions
    • 10:50 AM
      Coffee break
    • AMO 1.: Paris Tzallas: Generation of optical Schrödinger “cat” states in intense laser atom interactions
    • AMO 1.: Majed Chergui: Probing ultrafast dynamics in matter using short wavelength radiation
    • 1:20 PM
      Lunch break
    • Condensed Matter: Martin Aeschlimann: Investigation of ultrafast spin and electron dynamics in momentum space and time
    • Condensed Matter: Peter Dombi: Ultrafast electron dynamics at the nanoscale
    • 4:00 PM
      Coffee break
    • AMO 2.: Hugo Marroux: Attosecond time delays in resonant photoionization
    • AMO 2.: Lucas Nadvornik: Spintronic terahertz emitters and their applications
    • 8
      Closing remarks
    • 9
      Transfer to Budapest/Budapest Airport