Forthcoming Events

28.02.2019 - 28.02.2019, UNIL Amphitéâtre du biophore, Lausanne

Lausanne Center for Ultrafast Science - LACUS

The Lausanne Centre for Ultrafast Science (LACUS) brings together the EPFL teams working in Ultrafast Science and Technology with experimental and theoretical methods as well as those using ultrafast technology in different applications. Research areas are very diverse, spanning from fundamental to applied research and they present a very high degree of complementarity. Several EPFL groups are pioneers in ultrafast science and technology and LACUS pools in the expertise in the development and the use of advanced ultrafast laser technology, X-ray and electron technology and associated methods, along with the EPFL theory groups. It also aims at complementing and strengthening existing Swiss scientific infrastructures, e.g. the Swiss Light Source and the SwissFEL. On October 20, 2016, LACUS was accepted as associate partner of Laserlab-Europe.

The inauguration of the Lausanne Centre for Ultrafast Science (LACUS) took place at the Rolex centre on June 3, 2016. The programme is available here. We are honoured to have hosted distinguished external speakers on this occasion:
  • Prof. Theodor Hänsch, München, 2005 Physics Nobel Laureate
  • Prof. Shaul Mukamel, UC-Irvine
  • Prof. Villy Sundström, Lund University
  • Prof. U. Keller, ETH-Zürich and chairwoman of the NCCR:MUST
  • Prof. Gabriel Aeppli, PSI-Villigen
In addition, “young” EPFL scientists presented different facets of LACUS.

Another "LACUS day" has taken place on February 14, 2018 with 86 participants from all over Europe.
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