Hungary’s superlaser begins planning of new center

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Hungaryʼs superlaser center ELI-ALPs signed contracts on the planning and construction of four secondary source beam lines on Friday, ELI-HU Nonprofit said, according to Hungarian news agency MTI.

Swedenʼs Lund University, Italyʼs Institute of Photonics and Nanotechnology of the National Research Council and the Foundation for Research and Technologies - Hella of Greece signed contracts for EUR 350,000 each.

Hungary, the Czech Republic and Romania won a joint bid for the European Unionʼs Extreme Light Infrastructure (ELI) project in 2009 and the University of Szeged is hosting the project in Hungary.

The first phase of construction is expected to cost close to HUF 37 bln, 85% of which will be derived from EU funds. The new center, which aims to discover new ways of exposing the secrets of matter on ultra-short timescales is scheduled to be completed by the end of November 2015. 

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