The Lund Laser
Centre (LLC) is an organisation for interdisciplinary research and
collaboration in the fields of optics, spectroscopy and lasers at the
Lund University. At the LLC a broad range of activities are pursued
within several different research divisions and groups at the
engineering, sciences and medical faculties, and at the MAX IV
Laboratory. Interdisciplinary collaboration across borders,
organisational as well as scientific, is a guide star for the LLC. The
centre comprises today about 120 scientists, including 20 professors and
about 65 PhD students.
The LLC is
stimulating integrated projects between different research groups, and
allow them to exploit the competitive advantage of one of the major
European constellations of researchers in light/matter interactions.
This has a great impact on the centre’s research and constitute a
substantial added value. Directly after its establishment, the LLC was
successful in its application to the EC as a "European Large Scale
Facility", and after favourable evaluations and follow-up applications
it has remained at this status of European excellence. The LLC is one of
the founding members of the EC consortium Laserlab-Europe, presently
comprising 33 leading laser research infrastructures in 16 EU countries.
International research groups frequently visit the LLC within the EC
supported Access Programme of Laserlab Europe.