Luca Volpe - Nuclear fusion with lasers and related science
“From the recent breakthrough at the National Ignition Facility (NIF) to a new European Pathway for Laser-Fusion in EU”
The winners of the first installment of Science Challenge returned to HiLASE Centre and the neighbouring ELI Beamlines on Thursday the 26th of January 2023. During the day-long programme, which was one of the prizes for winning the competition, they visited the centres’ laboratories and experienced the work of a scientist for the day.
Will we be left with high electricity bills and is the transmission network in the Czech Republic sufficiently dimensioned? Current topics of the last months became the subject of the Current and Future Energy workshop, which was organized in the Solid21 lecture hall on January 17 by the Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences, where research into renewable sources is running e.g. within the Pilatus project.
The invitation to take part in the discussion was accepted by Jan Bartoš from the Czech Transmission System Operator (ČEPS) and Pavel Řežábek, the Chief Economist of ČEZ.
The ELI Beamlines Research Facility, which houses some of the world's most intense laser systems, was transferred from the Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences (FZU) to the ELI ERIC (Extreme Light Infrastructure ERIC) international research consortium at the beginning of this year. The centre in Dolní Břežany has thus joined the ranks of scientific centres such as CERN or the European Southern Observatory in Chile.
We have reached a new record utilizing beam shaping technology!
SPIE PHOTONICS WEST – the world’s largest photonics technologies event focusing on research in biomedical optics, biophotonics, industrial lasers, optoelectronics, microfabrication, MOEMS-MEMS, displays, quantum technologies, including quantum 2.0, etc.
Let me invite you to attend a seminar of Ondřej Slezák “Thermally induced birefringence management of Bivoj laser” which will be held Thursday 26.1. 2023 from 14:00 in the seminar room PERLA.
On Tuesday the 3rd of January 2023, the HiLASE Centre welcomed Michael Prouza, the director of the Institute of Physics of the CAS, which the HiLASE Centre is a part of. HiLASIANS, including the head of the Centre Tomas Mocek, welcomed him for a meeting in the lobby.
Detailed laser safety training with calculation and a practical part in a laboratory.
This year you will also be able to meet us at the Science Fair, the largest popular science event in the Czech Republic.
We would like to invite you to join our celebration of the International Day of Light. The date of 16th of May commemorates the famous day in 1960 when the American physic and engineer Theodore Harold Maiman presented the first laser to the world.
The HiLASE Centre is a proud partner of SPIE Optics + Optoelectronics 2023 – a meeting that hosts the most recent advances in laser technology worldwide. It is going to take place from 24th April until 27th April at the Clarion Hotel Prague.
Extraordinary training in laser safety is intended for workers with lasers in laboratories, safety laser equipment officers, heads of laser laboratories, and health and safety technicians.
Our Universe is expanding faster and faster. What is the force behind it? Is it the fifth fundamental force predicted by some alternative theories of gravity? Scientists have chosen the Sun as their laboratory to find out.
Professor Veronika E. Hubeny, a leading expert on string theory and quantum gravity, says that rushing is not good for science, and might make us miss tremendous opportunities. We interviewed the theoretical physicist from the University of California on the occasion of GRAVITY@PRAGUE 2022.
The subject of the present project is to develop completely new optical security features that can be used on modern banknotes and plastic documents with transparent areas. The innovation of the solution lies in the combination of the inscription of specific micro- and nanostructured elements and the selective sputtering and reactive sputtering of thin layers, multilayers of metals and metal oxides that exhibit defined inhomogeneity. The project is carried out in effective cooperation between IQS Group s.r.o. and FZÚ AV ČR, v. v. i.
Come visit FZU at the largest science fair of the year!