Excellent progress noted in the first MAX IV operation review 

MAX IV exterior. Photo by Johan Persson.

The Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet, VR), which funds most of MAX IV operations, performed their first operation review on 7–8 May 2024. The six previous reviews by the council since 2018 have been project reviews of a facility under construction. This review was the first of the facility in full operation. On 20 May, the Panel briefed the MAX IV management and staff on their findings.  

The Panel commented on the general progress and congratulated the staff on their excellent work in meeting the recommendations from the sixth project review in 2022.  

“I’m very happy with the constructive and positive feedback we received, and I want to thank the Panel for their work. I also want to thank the MAX IV staff for all their work that has laid the foundation for this progress,” says MAX IV Director Olof “Charlie” Karis. ”The input we receive from the Swedish Research Council is extremely valuable to guide our work in keeping MAX IV’s position as a world-class enabler of cutting-edge science.” 

The final review report will be completed and presented by the Swedish Research Council in mid-September.