CBS News: October 17, 2023
University of Michigan unveils new super powerful laserIn this video, John Nees and Gerard Mourou talk about the ZEUS laser and the 30-year journey to achieve the three-petawatt laser (100x the world grid power, says Nees). The laser is open to researchers around the world.
Soon-to-be most powerful laser in the US is open for experimentsThe NSF-supported facility at U-M is about to begin welcoming researchers to study extreme physics that could advance medicine, microelectronics and more.
Laser Focus World: December 13, 2022
Meet ZEUS, the highest-power laser in the U.S.Dr. Anatoly Maksimchuk describes Zettawatt-Equivalent Ultrashort pulse laser System (ZEUS), the most powerful laser in the U.S., in a short recorded interview
Michigan Daily: October 27, 2022
UMich research lab houses most powerful laser in the U.S., tests for future studiesThe Michigan Daily features ZEUS, the new laser system at CUOS, which is the most powerful laser in the U.S.
Louise Willingale elected Fellow of APSWillingale is a plasma science leader who is currently helping launch the ZEUS laser facility.
Laser Focus World: October 17, 2022
University of Michigan fires up ultrafast, ultrapowerful ZEUS laserLaser Focus World highlights Michigan’s ZEUS laser, the most powerful laser in the U.S., which features chirped-pulse amplification and a multi-laser beam capability.
Detroit News: September 25, 2022
UM seeks to use powerful laser to improve health care, probe the universeThe Detroit News highlights the research that will be conducted with Michigan’s ZEUS, the most powerful laser in the U.S.
Detroit News: September 23, 2022
University of Michigan will soon debut its new ZEUS laser beamThe Detroit News publishes a photo spread of the ZEUS facility preparing to begin operations.
September 15, 2022
University’s new laser will be America’s most powerful: 3,000 times stronger than power gridThe Washington Times interviews Prof. Louise Willingale about Michigan’s Zettawatt-Equivalent Ultrashort pulse laser System (ZEUS), the most powerful laser in America.
Associated Press: September 15, 2022
Univ. of Michigan’s ZEUS will be most powerful laser in USZEUS is a 3 petawatt laser. And “3 petawatts is 3,000 times more powerful than the U.S. power grid,” said Louise Willingale, Assoc. Director of the laser facility.
First light soon at the most powerful laser in the USThe ZEUS laser at the University of Michigan has begun its commissioning experiments
September 14, 2022
Scientists fire up the most powerful laser in the USNew Atlas features the activation of Michigan’s ZEUS, the most powerful laser in the U.S.
ZEUS Joins International Community of Extreme Light VirtuososAs a member of the X-lites program, ZEUS joins an international community of extreme light labs working together to advance laser science for the benefit of society
Amy Brooks awarded Staff Excellence Award for extraordinary efforts in difficult timesIn addition to stepping up in remarkable ways during the past two years, Brooks has been known for her collaborative initiative, technical competence, and empathy to those in need.
Louise Willingale named Kavli Fellow by the National Academy of SciencesWillingale was a featured speaker at the 2022 Kavli Frontiers of Science U.S. Symposium, where she presented on high intensity lasers, including ZEUS.
Most powerful laser in the U.S. to begin operations soon, supported by $18.5M from the NSFWith first light anticipated in 2022, the NSF will provide five years of operations funding, ramping up as the ZEUS user facility progresses to full capacity.
Anatoly Maksimchuk recognized for his achievements in high-intensity lasers and laser-plasma interactionBuilding on decades of groundbreaking research, Maksimchuk is a key member of the team building the $20M laser facility known as ZEUS
U-M to become Mount Olympus with ZEUS, the most powerful laser to be built in the U.S.
The three-petawatt system could unlock secrets of the universe, advance cancer treatments, improve security screenings for nuclear threats, and much more.