The high quality fundamental and applied scientific research performed at IESL focuses on two main research directions, Laser Interactions & Photonics and Materials & Devices Science & Technology as well as on activities in Astrophysics & Astronomy of smaller size. There is a strong interplay of the research activities within these fields with emphasis on crossing the borders between physics, chemistry, materials science and biology. Training and education through research and the exploitation of technologically mature applications are equally important priorities.
The schematic below illustrates the organizational structure and the facilities of IESL.