August 13, 2021
Said to put the United States back on the map of high-power laser facilities, the 3 petawatt ZEUS laser at U-M has been awarded $18.5 million by the National Science Foundation.
November 11, 2019
Short news items from around the university.
September 18, 2019
The United States is upgrading its laser capabilities with ZEUS, a new 3-petawatt system to be built at U-M. Three petawatts is 3 quadrillion watts, or a 3 followed by 15 zeros.
November 12, 2018
News from around the university.
October 31, 2018
A effort to improve American competitiveness in high-intensity laser research has led to the establishment of LaserNetUS, a $6.8 million initiative that involves U-M — one of the field’s pioneers.
October 22, 2018
U-M researchers have refined a laser-based gas-sniffing device so it can detect poisonous gases and explosives in less than half a second.
October 2, 2018
Retired U-M professor Gérard Mourou is one of three winners of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics for “groundbreaking inventions in the field of laser physics.”