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.
According to a press release issued on Friday, Professor Mourou particularly appreciated the remarkable progress in the implementation of the project, emphasizing its global uniqueness, the technological and scientific advancement of the infrastructure developed 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 source said.
“Discussions focused on detailing future experiments conducted in collaboration by the ELI-NP team and the team led by Prof. Mourou. In this regard, given the enormous potential of the ELI-NP Center to provide solutions to global challenges related to climate change and energy, the talks tackled particularly the experiments related to the use of the high-power laser system in the development of new nuclear technologies for energy production with minimal environmental pollution,” reads the release.
In this regard, considering the enormous potential of the ELI-NP Center to provide solutions to global challenges, to climate change and energy production, Prof. Mourou discussed with the researchers from Magurele 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.
In March 2019, the laser in Magurele registered a first in world research: it reached 10 PW, the power for which it was built, being the most powerful laser in the world.
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