It is with profound sorrow that I inform you of the passing of our highly respected and beloved colleague, Antonio Lucianetti, after a short and insidious illness. He left this world calmly on November 19, 2020, in Bergamo at the age of 55.
ELI Beamlines is the largest research project in modern Czech history, operating a unique laser system since last summer. This 17 metres-long laser system boasts with the highest average power in the world, enabling to create - for a split second - the warmest spot in the universe.
HiLASE turns into technologically advanced Centre of Excellence, aimed at serving a broad scientific and industrial laser user community It will drive new laser-based applications in industry, such as advanced material treatments and energy production.
The Josef Hlávka Prize is awarded to talented students who have proved their exceptional capabilities and creative thinking in their branch of science. Two awards connected to the Institute of Physics went to the Department of Thin Films and Nanostructures and the Division of High Power Systems, the HiLASE project.