Laboratorio Europeo di Spettroscopie Non Lineari, based in Italy

The European Laboratory for Non Linear Spectroscopy (LENS) was established in 1991 at the University of Florence as an independent scientific research centre with a clear international vocation, aimed to promote and facilitate the exchange of ideas, scientific themes, and technical skills. Since the beginning, LENS has been associated with universities and research centres, both Italian and foreign, public and private, by means of agreements. The main ones are with the University of Florence and with the Italian National Research Council (CNR). LENS is part of the National Research Infrastructure Roadmap as one of the most important interdisciplinary research institution in Italy such as advanced laser and spectroscopic facilities open to researchers from European countries. LENS has been actively involved in research under the EC Framework Programs since FP3, in particular FP5, FP6 and FP7 (Cooperation, People, Capacities and Ideas). LENS is a partner of the Human Brain Project.