Our spokesperson Norbert Pietralla recently acquired funding for a high-power laser system for more than €600,000 by the Major Research Instrumentation Programme of the German Research Foundation. The laser will be installed at the superconducting recirculating electron linear accelerator S-DALINAC in Darmstadt. Among other innovative advancements on the energy-recovering linear accelerator, the laser allows researchers to develop a brilliant photon source producing quasi-monochromatic radiation. Thanks to the high power of the laser (≥ 100 W), researchers in ELEMENTS will be able to investigate the behaviour of atomic nuclei under extreme conditions in the future.
After 15 years of renovations, Darmstadt’s castle finally re-opened to the public, celebrating everything science