The IMPULSE 2nd Annual Meeting and 4th Governing Board Meeting (only for Governing Board Members) will take place as in-person events at ELI ALPS in Szeged, Hungary, on 9 - 10 November 2022.
Participants are requested to register for the event until 9 October 2022. Please, make sure that you first book your travels (i.e. hotel, flight / train, etc.) before your register for the meetings as you will be requested to provide information about your travel arrangements in the registration form to allow ELI ALPS / ELI ERIC to make the necessary arrangements.
The meetings will be an opportunity to exchange on IMPULSE's status, challenges, impacts and plans after two years of project implementation with active participation of all partners.
The detailed programme will be published shortly.
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.
The Extreme Light Infrastructure (ELI) is the world’s leading laser-based research infrastructure. It serves cutting-edge research in physical, chemical, materials and medical sciences, as well as breakthrough technological innovations.
On 30 April 2021, the Extreme Light Infrastructure (ELI) was granted the legal status of European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC) by the European Commission. ELI ERIC will provide access to world-class high power and ultra-fast lasers for science and enable cutting-edge research in physical, chemical, materials, and medical sciences, as well as breakthrough technological innovations.
The Czech Republic hosts the ELI ERIC statutory seat in Dolní Břežany, in the South of Prague, at the ELI Beamlines facility. A second facility, ELI ALPS, is hosted by Hungary in Szeged. The Czech Republic and Hungary are joined by Italy and Lithuania as founding members, while Germany and Bulgaria are founding observers. A third ELI facility is being delivered in Romania in the field of nuclear photonics and is expected to complement the current ELI ERIC facilities in the future.