Vol. 11 No. 1 (2022)
Historical Pills

History and structure of the LENS

Elisabetta Cerbai
LENS, Università di Firenze
Vincenzo Schettino
Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Università di Firenze
Published April 4, 2022
  • Laser,
  • spectroscopy,
  • physics of matter,
  • quantum physics
How to Cite
Cerbai, E., & Schettino, V. (2022). History and structure of the LENS. Il Colle Di Galileo, 11(1), 45-53. https://doi.org/10.36253/cdg-13533


The article tells the story of the origins of the LENS as an open international facility for the performance of advanced research on lasers and their applications in physics, chemistry, biology and medicine. The laboratory’s current situation is described, with references to what has been achieved so far and indications of future prospects.


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