ISAB

International Scientific Advisory Board

The International Scientific Advisory Board (ISAB) is a group of international experts which evaluates and monitors the ELI-NP project and offers counseling regarding the organization and promotion of research in specific fields.
The ISAB provides to the Management Board objective independent advice on the development of the project, scientific strategy and translational activities. Professor Gérard Mourou, Nobel Prize Winner in Physics (2018), is an acting member of the ELI-NP ISAB and an active collaborator of the ELI-NP research team for the preparation of the Day 1 experiments.
ELI-NP hosted the first ISAB meeting in Romania on 4 and 5 December 2017.

ELI-NP

9 September 2020

A letter to the Minister of Education and Research and Secretary of State for Research should be written with cc to IFIN-DG and ELI-NP Project Leader, expressing the ISAB’s great satisfaction with the outstanding achievements of ELI-NP, congratulating the Minister, Secretary and ELI-NP staff with these achievements and appealing for strong support of ELI-NP. The letter will also be sent to ISTAC Chair and ELI-DC DG for information and further allow all members of ISAB to use this letter at their national level and in the EU community to ensure full and correct understanding of ELI-NP’s progress.

ELI-NP should organise with the help of ISAB a public scientific event by Zoom to present the scientific and technical achievements of the ELI-NP project, and in particular the HPLS and its upcoming experimental plan for the user community worldwide. High-ranking 10 politicians, mass media and scientists (incl. Donna Strikland) should be invited. This recommendation should be included in the letter to the Minister and Secretary.

A small subcommittee should be set-up to contact the new IFIN-HH DG and seek his support for ELI-NP.

ISAB stresses the importance of maintaining the financial support for ELI-NP scientific and engineering staff as well as the maintenance and commissioning contract signed with Thales Company. This contract is essential to guarantee the smooth transition of highpower laser operation from Thales to ELI-NP staff.

An expert team, as described above, should be formed to help ELI-NP staff oversee the construction of the VEGA system by Lyncean Technologies, Inc.

Members of ISAB

Faiçal AZAIEZ
Faiçal AZAIEZ

IThemba LABS
SOUTH AFRICA

Angela Bracco
Angela BRACCO

Università degli Studi di Milano / INFN
ITALY

Sandro de Silvestri
Sandro DE SILVESTRI

Politecnico di Milano / INFN
ITALY

Calvin R. Howell
Calvin R. HOWELL

Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory
USA

Gérard Mourou
Gérard MOUROU

École Polytechnique Palaiseau
FRANCE

Hartmut Ruhl
Hartmut RUHL

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
GERMANY

Christopher BARTY
Christopher BARTY

University of California at Irvine
USA

Rick Casten
Rick CASTEN

Yale University
USA

Sydney  Gales
Sydney GALÈS

Institut de Physique Nucléaire / IFIN-HH
FRANCE / ROMANIA

Christoph H. Keitel
Christoph H. KEITEL

Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics
GERMANY

Chang Hee Nam
Chang Hee NAM

Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology
SOUTH KOREA

Christoph Scheidenberger
Christoph SCHEIDENBERGER

Justus-Liebig-Universität / GSI Darmstadt
GERMANY

Michael Wiescher
Michael WIESCHER

University of Notre Dame
USA

Paul Bolton
Paul BOLTON

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
GERMANY

John Collier
John COLLIER

STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
UNITED KINGDOM

Muhsin HARAKEH
Muhsin HARAKEH

KVI-CART, University of Groningen
The NETHERLANDS

Kenneth Ledingham
Kenneth LEDINGHAM

The University of Strathclyde
Scotland, UNITED KINGDOM

Norbert Pietralla
Norbert PIETRALLA

Institut für Kernphysik, TU Darmstadt
GERMANY

Toshiki Tajima
Toshiki TAJIMA

University of California at Irvine
USA

ELI-NP

February 2008 - December 2010

Josef FELDHAUS - DESY Hamburg (GERMANY)

Christoph KEITEL - Director Max Planck Institute Nuclear Physics Heidelberg (GERMANY)

Alex MUELLER - Director IN2P3-CNRS (FRANCE)

Norbert PIETRALLA - Director Institute of Nuclear Physics, TU Darmstadt (GERMANY)

Guenther ROSNER - Chairman Nucl. Phys. European Coll. Committee of ESF (NuPECC), University of Glasgow (UNITED KINGDOM)

Carlo RIZZUTO - Chairman ESFRI, President Elletra Trieste (ITALY)

Wolfgang SANDNER - Director Max-Born-Institut für Nichtlineare Optik und Kurzzeit-Spektroskopie im Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. (GERMANY)

Christoph SCHEIDENBERGER - Deputy Research Director of GSI, NuSTAR Division, and University of Giessen (GERMANY)

Toshiki TAJIMA - Chairman of the Scientific Council ELI-PP, Ludwig-Maximilian University Munich (GERMANY) and Ecole Polytechnique Paris (FRANCE)

Campbel WARDEN - Secretary of the Int. Scientific Committee of Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (SPAIN)

John WOOD - Chairman EURAB, Chairman ISC XFEL, Imperial College (UNITED KINGDOM)