MAX IV Summer School in Synchrotron Radiation 2020.
MAX IV in Focus

Organized by MAX IV and Chalmers University of Technology


When: 8th – 16th June, 2020

Where: Backagården and MAX IV Laboratory

Registration will open in March 2020


Scope of the School

The aim of the school is to provide graduate students with a good  understanding of synchrotron facilities and why are they such a useful tool for research. To that end, the students will attend lectures, do exercises and hands-on sessions at MAX IV and engage in follow-up discussions. In addition to providing a good overview of the main instrumentation and methods aspects of such large scale facility, the school aims at emphasising the MAX IV new imaging capabilities and high coherence.

The school offers a valuable opportunity for the students to start building a network with other students, with the lecturers and the participating MAX IV scientists.


Registration and other practicalities

Registration will open in March 2020

Accepted students will be informed in April 2020


The number of participants is limited to 30 students.
The selection will be based on the student´s letter of motivation that must be included in the registration. The student´s motivation letter should estate their research engagement and their interest towards synchrotron radiation. The students are also requested to present a poster about (a project from) their PhD. Priority will be given to students in the early stage of their PhD and we aim at having a group of selected candidates representing a good distribution in research topics.

The Summer School in Synchrotron Radiation 2020, co-organized by Chalmers University and MAX IV, has no fees.
The bus from Lund C to Backagården and back is included as well as accommodation on June 8-16 and all meals except for your free day (Saturday 13th).

The traveling from your home University to Lund and back is not organized by the Summer School.



Students are asked to bring their laptops as all information material will be in digital format.


Further information will be found here and in the Links section to the right of this page.


Organizing team:
Marianne Liebi (Chalmers, Chair – Mobile: +46 76 607 36 16, <>)
Ana Labrador (MAX IV)
Franz Hennies (MAX IV  – Mobile: +46 73 320 98 45, <>)
Helena Ullman (MAX IV)