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Workshop to foster the collaboration of laser institutes on open-source control systems Workshop to foster the collaboration of laser institutes on open-source control systems

On 20 December, scientists from the Laserlab-Europe partners Max Born Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Short-Pulse Spectroscopy (MBI, Berlin) and Helmholtz Institute Jena (HIJ) met together with colleagues from the Centre for Advanced Laser Applications (CALA, Munich) in Berlin to foster the collaboration of laser institutes within the TANGO community. The agenda included hardware infrastructure, integration of existing software components, and control-system design.

Laserlab-Europe Annual Meeting 2023 Laserlab-Europe Annual Meeting 2023

From 28-29 November, the Laserlab-Europe Annual Meeting 2023 was held in Croatia. Hosted by CALT at the Institute of Physics, 35 participants came together in the beautiful city of Zagreb, to report on the recent activities and engage in fruitful discussions and exchange. 10 more partners joined the hybrid event online.

Lasers4EU: Follow-up project of Laserlab-Europe approved Lasers4EU: Follow-up project of Laserlab-Europe approved

Good news for continued services to the Laserlab-Europe user community: The project proposal of Lasers4EU has been approved by the European Union. The successor of the Laserlab-Europe project will start 1 October 2024, ensuring that users can apply for transnational access projects on a large variety of scientific topics during the next five years.

European Laser Science and Technology Landscape Analysis Published European Laser Science and Technology Landscape Analysis Published

Laserlab-Europe and the Extreme Light Infrastructure (ELI ERIC) have joined forces to analyse the current laser-based science landscape in Europe. The analysis aims to assess the European laser community to provide a better understanding of the services offered to users by Research Infrastructures (RIs) operating laser sources as well as the user needs and requirements.

ReMade@ARI: 3 Calls for Proposals are now open! ReMade@ARI: 3 Calls for Proposals are now open!

Are you motivated to develop materials for the Circular Economy? As a hub for materials research, ReMade@ARI provides scientists, SME’s and industries exploring the properties and structures of recyclable materials with coordinated access to more than 50 European analytical research infrastructures. Remade@ARI has now opened three calls for proposals, including transnational access for scientists as well as two industry-specific programs.

Laserlab-Europe AISBL elects John Collier as new Executive Director Laserlab-Europe AISBL elects John Collier as new Executive Director

The General Assembly of Laserlab-Europe AISBL, the international not-for-profit association representing 47 leading laser research infrastructures in 22 European countries, has elected John Collier, Director of the Central Laser Facility (CLF), an institution of the Science and Technology Facilities Council, UK, as its new Executive Director.

Foresight Workshop on Future Laser-Based Technologies in Riga Foresight Workshop on Future Laser-Based Technologies in Riga

From 24-25 July 2023, the Laserlab-Europe community gathered in beautiful Riga, Latvia, for a Foresight Workshop to discuss promising technologies shaping the future of the laser cosmos. On the following day, the member representatives of the Laserlab-Europe association met for its General Assembly.

Revolutionising medical imaging: fastMOT proposes light sensing solution for non-invasive imaging of deep organ structures Revolutionising medical imaging: fastMOT proposes light sensing solution for non-invasive imaging of deep organ structures

With its innovative fast gated, ultra-high quantum efficiency single-photon sensor, the fastMOT project will enable deep body imaging with diffuse optics. Implemented in the new Multifunctional Optical Tomograph, the light sensor will achieve a 100x improvement of signal-to-noise ratio compared to using existing light sensors. The fastMOT project will receive a total of 3 million euro in funding: 2.49 million euro from the European Innovation Council programme and 525,000 Euro from the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) under the UK government’s Horizon Europe funding guarantee.

Laser research community THRILLed — Ten million euro funding for high-repetition-rate laser technology developments Laser research community THRILLed — Ten million euro funding for high-repetition-rate laser technology developments

The THRILL (Technology for High-Repetition-rate Intense Laser Laboratories) project received more than ten million euro of funding in the framework of the European Union’s HORIZON EUROPE program. The project aims at providing new designs and high-performance components for high-energy high-repetition-rate lasers, enabling the technical readiness level required to specify and build the needed devices. This work improves the performance, the energy efficiency and reliability in operation of such lasers at the partnering research institutions. Nine companies and research institutes coordinated by GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt participate in THRILL’s efforts.

Summer School on “Ultrafast Spectroscopy” in Finland Summer School on “Ultrafast Spectroscopy” in Finland

Are you an advanced Master's student, graduate student, or post-doc from the field of Mathematics and Science or Information Technology? Then now is your chance to apply for the 32nd Jyväskylä Summer School in Finland. From 7 August to 11 August, they offer courses in nanoscience for a maximum of 32 participants to study “Ultrafast Spectroscopy: Phenomena, Measurements and Data Analysis Methods”. Laserlab-Europe offers a limited number of travel grants for covering travel and accommodation costs. The deadline for applications is 30 April.