Măgurele

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Măgurele is a town situated in the southwestern part of Ilfov County, Muntenia, Romania. Its population is 9,200. Four villages are administered by the town: Alunișu, Dumitrana, Pruni and Vârteju.
The town hosts a nuclear research lab, the Institute of Atomic Physics (Romanian: Institutul de Fizicǎ Atomicǎ (IFA)) and its National Institute for Physics and Nuclear Engineering. Between 1957 and 1998, it had a Soviet VVRS research reactor, now closed down. The Faculty of Physics of the University of Bucharest is also located in Măgurele.
According to a Romanian government press release, the high power laser system (HPLS) project of the Extreme Light Infrastructure - Nuclear Physics Center achieved the power of 10 petawatts on 7 March 2019, becoming the most powerful laser in the world.

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