Here we gather all user-driven initiatives in the context of the MAX IV process of developing a science-driven strategy to guide MAX IV development during the period of 2023–2030. General info on parent page: MAX IV strategy 2023 – 2030

Many activities will be ongoing to gather user communities with different interests in connection to entering major items into the Roadmap as well as the content of the Strategy document, we make an attempt to list what we know is going on here.

If you want to add items to this list, don’t hesitate to let us know at Please include the relevant information: time, title and any relevant links.

Download presentations about the process and its status for public use

This is a short presentation for public use about the current status quo on the process for the Strategy and Roadmap, about where people can find information, and how they can get involved.

MAX IV Strategy and Roadmap info as of July 2021.pdf

MAX IV Strategy and Roadmap info as of July 2021.pptx

Please note that items for the Roadmap are gathered via a call for contributions.

Upcoming workshops related to the Strategy and/or Roadmap work

(to the best of our knowledge – work in progress)

  • August 24th, 09:00 – 12:00 CET, 2021 – Workshop on a future hard X-ray operando diffraction beamline – OPERA
    The aim of the workshop is to introduce OPERA, a proposed future beamline optimized for operando powder/surface diffraction using hard X-rays, to collect input from the Swedish research community regarding science cases which can be addressed using such a beamline, and to establish a working group which will take the main responsibility for submitting a formal Expression of Interest. Please note that this is the first of two workshops, and a separate workshop dedicated to industrial needs and opportunities will be held in September. Further information will be announced in August, but please contact Magnus Colliander (Chalmers) if you have any questions.
  • August 26th, 13:00 – 17:00 CET, 2021 – Workshop on a Future µ-Spectro-microscopy Beamline
    We are pleased to invite you to an upcoming LINXS and MAX IV Roadmap workshop, to discuss X-ray microscopy with elemental and chemical contrast in the tender and hard X-ray regimes. The aim of the workshop is two-fold. First, to bring together a community of researchers from Swedish and international universities and institutes, industry and synchrotrons to develop and discuss the needs and science case for the proposed beamline. Secondly, to create a platform for submitting a formal Expression of Interest, due in November as part of the ongoing MAX IV science-driven and open Roadmap process, and establishing how such an initiative should be organized. Link to event page here.
  • September 1st, 09:00 – 12:15 CET, 2021 – Tackling Environmental Challenges
    A virtual half-day workshop to address the proposed ”Transformative Science” section of the Strategy document with the same title. We invite everyone who is interested in contributing to participate in the workshop. The meeting aims to collect contributions from various stakeholders, for example, representatives of Swedish universities, research institutions, international research communities, industry, as well as from MAX IV. Link to event page here.
  • September 3rd, 13:00 – 16:15 CET, 2021 – Workshop for IR spectromicroscopy beamline MIRARI
    The aim of the workshop and webinar series (hosted by LINXS) is to bring together a community of researchers from Swedish & international universities and institutes, industry and synchrotrons to develop and discuss IR methods and science. As a second goal, we want to identify interest, scope and science cases for a future IR beamline at MAX IV. Link to event page here.
  • October 25th – 27th, 2021 – The 33rd MAX IV User Meeting
    Many activities at the User Meeting are expected to relate to the Strategy and Roadmap work. It is possible to submit suggestions for contributions related the MAX IV strategy, e.g. under the category “Developments and forward looking discussion”, see abstract submission for more information. If you are unsure about how to engage, contact the organisers or give them a call (Ana Labrador +46 766 32 33 28).

 

Past workshops

  • June 17th , 2021 Tender X-ray e.g. HAXPES beamline workshopRead more about it here.