Oct 21 – 25, 2019
ELI Beamlines
Europe/Prague timezone


The 3rd International Conference on Extreme Light 2019

The International Conference on Extreme Light (ICEL) provides a unique opportunity to bring together the international community of users and researchers interested in the many research applications of the Extreme Light Infrastructure (ELI) and including as one of the major direction ultra-high intensity laser science and technology.

Following ICEL 2015 in Bucharest, Romania, and ICEL 2017 held in Szeged, Hungary, we are pleased to announce that ICEL 2019 will be hosted by ELI Beamlines in the Czech Republic from 21 to 25 October 2019.

With the ELI Facilities now gradually coming on line and entering initial operations, ICEL 2019 will offer the possibility not only to exchange on the latest developments about generation and applications of extreme light, but also to discuss user perspectives and future access opportunities at ELI.

For this instance of the conference, a special session will be devoted to prospective ELI users. It will give an overview of the available technology and support planned for users (lasers, experimental areas, beamlines, end-stations, diagnostics, labs, etc.) and ELI ERIC access procedures.    

The Extreme-Light-Infrastructure

The Extreme Light Infrastructure (ELI) is the world’s first truly international laser research infrastructure. Implemented as a distributed research infrastructure based initially on 3 specialized and complementary facilities – ELI Beamlines (Czech Republic), ELI-ALPS (Hungary), and ELI-NP (Romania) designed primarily for user-based research.

The ELI Facilities will provide unique sources of radiation and particle beams and lasers with high peak powers of 1-10 PW (Petawatt) at enhanced repetition rates and focused intensities up above 1022W/cm2 with the aim to reach over 1023W/cm2 at a later stage. Using these and lower power lasers, a number of experimental stations and beamlines are constructed to offer new research capabilities with and on secondary sources of x-rays and particles for users. These beamlines will enable ground-breaking research not only in the fields of fundamental physics and material science, but also in biomedical research, and laboratory astrophysics.  

The ELI Facilities will be operated as an integrated organisation under a European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ELI ERIC) with international membership. ELI ERIC is in the process of being legally established.