On December 13-14, 2011 an international meeting on the XCELS project was held at the Institute of Applied Physics in Nizhny Novgorod. Representatives of major western research centers and laboratories who expressed a desire to participate in XCELS project implementation took part in the meeting.

 
Program of XCELS meeting

Based on the results of the meeting the XCELS International Advisory Committee chaired by Gerard Mourou was formed.

XCELS International Advisory Committee

The International Advisory Committee formulated a report on the XCELS project that was submitted to the RF Ministry of Education and Science and published at the web site of the project.

XCELS Report

Photoshots of XCELS meeting


On February 26 through March 2, 2012 Prof. G. Mourou, Chair of the XCELS International Advisory Committee visited Nizhny Novgorod. The principal goal of the visit was to make up a prospective program of attracting foreign institutions to implementation of the XCELS project. The program of the official visit of IAP RAS delegation to France for negotiations concerning participation of the French party in co-financing of works on the XCELS project was prepared and approved.


On March 19-20, 2012 the IAP RAS officials represented by academician A.G. Litvak and corresponding-member of RAS E.A. Khazanov visited France for negotiating participation of the French agencies and companies in implementation of the XCELS project. The French party that took part in the negotiations was represented by the officials of the Ministry of Education and Science of France, Ministry of Atomic Energy (CEA), THALES, HORIBA and other companies. As a result of the visit the agreement has been reached about concrete contribution of the French party to the XCELS project at the prototyping phase.