[Registration Now Closed] Join Us for the Vulcan Celebration Event!
15 Sep 2023

Dear users, colleagues, and members of the laser science community, please join us for the Vulcan Celebration Event.

scientist inspects Vulcan's stack of 6 large laser amplifiers.



Please note that the registration for this event is now closed.​

9th October 2023

Pickavance Lecture Theatre​

Rutherford Appleton Laboratory 

OX11 0DE

Dear users, colleagues, and members of the laser science community,

As the Central Laser Facility is now embarking on the Vulcan 20-20 project​, the Vulcan system that has existed since the late 1970s will now be decommissioned.  Although we are very much looking forward, it is also important to look back. Therefore, CLF would like to hold a fitting event to mark this 'end of an era'

To this end we are planning to hold a Vulcan Celebration ​​​​- to be held on the 9th October 2023 - which will consist of a set of talks describing the science and history of the Vulcan system. 

The speakers will include: ​

  • Dr.Chris Edwards​
  • Prof. Tony Bell
  • Prof. Justin Wark
  • Prof. Zulfikar Najmudin
  • Prof. Matt Zepf
  • Dr. Kate Lancater
  • Dr. Louise Willingale
  • Prof. Paul McKenna
  • Prof. Gianluca Gregori

We cordially invite you to join the speakers and the CLF staff in celebrating over 40 years of Vulcan. The celebration will take place at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, in the Pickavance Lecture Theatre. ​

Contact: Robinson, Alex (STFC,RAL,CLF)