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Four Hundred Laser Researchers in Szeged

Szeged becomes the focal point of attosecond science between 1 and 5 July where around 400 researchers arriving from 29 countries joins together to discuss the latest results of attosecond science and technology.

The international Attosecond Science and Technology conference is organized in every two year; its organizing committee is made up of 29 internationally recognized authorities, its co-presidents are Professor Katalin Varjú, Chair of ELI-ALPS and Professor Dimitris Charalambidis, Chief Scientific Advisor of ELI-ALPS. 93 lectures will be delivered and exhibitions of 22 sponsors will be presented in the program. Participants have the opportunity to get to know the history of Szeged and Hungary as well as their culture, architecture and gastronomy.


Guests were welcomed by Prof. Dr. László Rovó, Rector of the University of Szeged at the opening event of the conference on 30 June. He highlighted that the University of Szeged is one of the most prestigious universities in Hungary with twelve faculties and more than 300 study programs. In order to keep the pace of the rapidly changing world and maintain a continuous improvement, the institution needs partners. While the University of Szeged cooperates with hundreds of organizations in Hungary, the international education requires international partners when conducting research, healing patients and educating students. As laser physics is a priority at the SZTE, the ATTO conference provides an excellent opportunity to expand the international network of the University. The most important element of the relationship with ELI-ALPS Research Institute is the Science Park located next to the laser centre, which might house leading Hungarian and international businesses.

Pictures taken at the event are available here.

The ATTO 2019 conference is being held in Attila József Study and Information Centre. The University of Szeged is one of the prominent scientific partners of ELI-ALPS and this particular conference offers a new horizon of co-operations. The organizing committee appointed 19 researchers to describe their findings with a significant effect on attosecond science, such as attosecond pulse generation and characterization, high-order harmonic generation and applications, ultrafast phenomena on the attosecond and femtosecond timescales and next generation drivers for attosecond pulse and high-order harmonic generation. 74 out of 300 submitted abstracts will be delivered as a lecture as well.

Attosecond science is a relatively new and fast-evolving area existing since 2001. The first ATTO Conference was held in Dresden in 2007 with a handful of researchers, now 400 participants attend this event in Hungary to discuss new findings since the last conference held in Hsian, China in 2017.


Photos: Anna Bobkó

SZTE Experience


Ferdous Rahman – Faculty of Law and Political Sciences

My name is Ferdous Rahman and I am from Bangladesh. I am pursuing doctoral studies at the Department of Private International Law at the Faculty of Law and Political Science under the Stipendium Hungaricum Programme. Currently I am in the first year of my four-year PhD programme. I came to know about SZTE while exploring for the Stipendium Hungaricum programme. Among the other available options, this was my first choice. Apart from its excellent ranking, I got my supervisor with similar research interest. The increasing number of international students gave me a comfort of having a cosmopolitan environment. After starting my studies here in September 2019, I am convinced that I could not expect more. For prospective students, I would advise that SZTE can be their next home as I got mine. Everyone here including the professors, the administrators, and the students are very friendly and helpful. They make studies a joyous journey instead of pile of classes and books. After my graduation, I will return to my home country. The knowledge and the experience that I have been receiving here will be a great resource for my academic career. I intend to continue my research further and expect to contribute to policy formulation at national and international level."


Tamerlan Mendybayev – Faculty of Agriculture

My name is Tamerlan Mendybayev. I am from capital of Kazakhstan, Nur-Sultan. Currently I am first year student at the Faculty of Agriculture. I chose the University of Szeged as my study destination for several reasons: firstly, it is a well-known applied science institution in Europe and the best in Hungary. Secondly, the program is designed with a significant focus on the developing practical skills of the students and there is a University pilot farm where students keen their skills and implement their knowledge in practice. Undoubtedly, University of Szeged is a place where students become professionals in their academic field.