Elettra and ELI-HU: Memorandum of Understanding

(ph. Nicoletta Carboni) 

Lóránt Lehrner – Managing Director of ELI-HU and Alfonso Franciosi, President and CEO of Elettra Sincrotrone
Trieste sign the Memorandum of Understanding. 

On Thursday 23 July, 2015, Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste and  the Hungarian ELI-HU Research and Development Non-Profit Limited Liability Company signed an agreement to lay down the foundations of their collaborative efforts in the implementation of ELI-ALPS.

ELI-ALPS, the Extreme Light Infrastructure Attosecond Light Pulse Source, is a research facility to be built in Szeged (Hungary) by ELI-HU in order to make a wide range of ultrafast light sources accessible to the user groups of the international scientific community, with special consideration to coherent extreme-ultraviolet (XUV) and X-ray radiations, and to attosecond pulses.

The agreement between Elettra and ELI-HU focuses on the development of joint research projects to perform scientific research work together, giving particular attention to the themes that may provide direct and practicable information to the operation and research efforts of  ELI-ALPS.

ELI–ALPS is one of the three facilities under implementation that will be part of the Extreme Light Infrastructure (ELI). 

The ELI project is part of a European plan to build a new generation of large research facilities selected by the European Strategy Forum for Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) and is based on strong international collaborations between Czech Republic, Hungary, and Romania. ELI will bring new techniques for medical image-display and diagnostics, radiotherapy, tools for new materials developing and testing, latest in X-ray optics, etc.

Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste is member of the ELI Delivery Consortium International Association founded in April 2013 as an international non-profit association under Belgium Law, to promote the sustainable development of ELI.




Last Updated on Friday, 28 August 2015 14:05