LACUS becomes full member of Laserlab Europe
The Lausanne Centre for Ultrafast Science (LACUS) has become the first Swiss laser center to be admitted as a full member of Laserlab Europe, a European consortium of leading organizations in laser-based inter-disciplinary research.
The Integrated Initiative of European Laser Research Infrastructures Laserlab Europe is a consortium of 33 leading organizations in laser-based inter-disciplinary research from 16 European countries. With its associate partners, Laserlab also covers the majority of European member states. Its twenty-two facilities offer access to their labs to research teams from Europe and beyond.
Laserlab Europe promotes the use of advanced lasers and laser-based technologies for research and innovation, in a highly coordinated way and on a European scale. It serves a cross-disciplinary user community, from both academia and industry, by providing trans-national access to a comprehensive set of advanced laser-research sites, which include two free-electron laser facilities.
Laserlab Europe has just been renewed by the EU for another term of 4 years. Having been admitted as an associate member in 2017, the Lausanne Centre for Ultrafast Science (LACUS) has now become a full member of Laserlab. “Thanks to the uniqueness of its own laser facilities, LACUS now takes on the competitive status of access provider,” says Professor Majed Chergui, the Director of LACUS. “So it is now the first Swiss laser center to become part of Laserlab since its birth 15 years ago.”