The MAX IV Laboratory can contribute to science and development in numerous ways. As highly specialized methods and techniques are used, it can be difficult to know when and how MAX IV can contribute to solving your problem. Therefore MAX IV has developed a MAX IV Education Platform (MEP) that includes a number of diverse educational and training instruments to help to understand the use of the facility. Most of these instruments are organised by external partners with the full collaboration of MAX IV.

These instruments consist of

  • Summer and Winter Schools. These are week long courses on either general methods or specialised topics. Theoretical lectures are combined with hands-on experience at the beamline. The MAX IV Laboratory has a long tradition in engagement in the Summer Schools within Synchrotron Radiation, the last one given in 2014.
  • MAX IV Education/Training for Industry. Tailored courses aimed at specific industrial applications (such as Imaging and Scattering techniques in Metallic Materials) are organised.
  • MAX IV Education/Training for Educators. Courses aimed specifically for highschool and university teachers are an excellent way to increase the knowledge on MAX IV and can be an eficient way to introduce new methods into the broader scientific community. The laboratory has a long-standing experience with Teacher Days which has had a positive outcome for both the facility and the participants.
  • MAX IV support for university courses and industry training courses. MAX IV can contribute to university and industry training courses through lectures given by MAX IV staff or by giving an opportunity for a hands-on experience at MAX IV.
  • E-learning and Webinars. On‐line tools that support traditional form of training. A collection of you-tube videos produced by MAX IV is available. These include amongst others, longer webinars on “How MAX IV Works”  and “Introduction into Protein Structure” (both in Swedish).


In addition to the MEP there are also possibilities for University Education at Lund University:

  • Education in Accelerator Physics and Beamline Instrumentation. There is an unique opportunity at the MAX-Faculty of Science in Lund to study accelerator physics and beamline instrumentation within the synchrotron environment. There are possibilities for MsC and PhD degrees.


In order to promote education and training at MAX IV, the facility has dedicated 2% of its overall beam time to the MEP!



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