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European X-ray laser research centre (XFEL)
European X-ray laser research centre (XFEL)
28 December 2017
Last modified: 28 December 2017
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Purpose:

  • Create Europe’s first, and the world’s largest, X-rey free-electron laser;
  • business association in the DESY (Deutsches Elektronen-Synchroton) research centre;
  • Hungary acquires a 1% share in the company through its membership.

Description of activities:

Research on the field of biology, genomics, medical diagnostics and therapeutic applications, nanotechnology and related material sciences etc.

Organisational framework:

The highest decision-making body of European XFEL GmbH is the XFEL Council. The Administrative and Finance Committee handles administrative and financial affairs, and supports the decision-making efforts of the Council through recommendations. The In-kind Committee supervises and manages in-kind supplies.

Year of joining: 2009

Membership fee: EUR 1,586,374

Advantages of membership:

  • Hungarian researchers have access to a large research facility that is costly and competitive at international level.
  • Measurements and experiments may be conducted during the beam time afforded by the membership.
  • Possible new findings on the field of biology, genomics, medical diagnostics and therapeutic applications, nanotechnology and related material sciences etc.
  • Efforts toward providing in-kind contributions, specific suppliers are yet to be found.
  • Industrial supplies for the operation (future option).

Representation:

The XFEL Council is represented in Hungary by NAGY Dénes Lajos (MTA Wigner Research Centre for Physics). The Hungarian members of the Administrative and Finance Committee and the In-kind Committee are TÓTHNÉ VIZKELETY Barbara and FAIGEL Gyula (MTA Wigner Research Centre for Physics), respectively.

Website: http://www.xfel.eu

Updated: 28 December 2017
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