Professor Gérard Mourou, winner of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics, visited the ELI-NP Center


Professor Gérard Mourou, initiator and scientific mentor of the ELI Project, member of the ELI-NP Center International Scientific Advisory Board and winner of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics, visited the ELI-NP Center on July 14-16, 2020. Professor Mourou showed great appreciation of the progress in the project implementation, emphasizing its global uniqueness, the technological and scientific advancement of the infrastructure achieved here at ELI-NP. Professor Mourou considers that as the various components are commissioned and become available, the ELI-NP team together with collaborators from all over the world must focus on the gradual initiation of experiments starting with this year. The discussions focused on detailed presentations of the future experiments performed in collaboration by the ELI-NP team and the team lead by Prof. Mourou.

In this regard, considering the enormous potential of the ELI-NP Center to provide solutions to global challenges, to climate change and energy production, were discussed in particular, the experiments related to the use of the high power laser system in the development of breakthrough nuclear energy production technologies, with minimal environmental pollution.
Press Release 17.07.2020