MAX IV invites you to the 11th International Conference on Phase Retrieval and Coherent Scattering, COHERENCE 2024, which will occur on 16-20 June 2024. Join us and take the opportunity to connect with peers and get up to speed on the latest topics and updates in phase retrieval and coherent scattering! Early bird registration is now open until March 20, 2024.
MAX IV would like to thank our staff, attendees, and vendors for an inspiring time during the 2024 MAX IV User Meeting, which brought together 370 participants.
The 16th international conference on X-Ray Microscopy, XRM, will take place 12-16 August in Lund, Sweden. Conference host MAX IV Laboratory warmly welcomes participants to an engaging programme, featuring plenary and parallel sessions, poster presentations, and inspiring keynotes, including from special guests speakers Stefan Hell, Nobel Prize laureate in Chemistry 2014 and Anne L’Hullier, Nobel Prize laureate in Physics 2023.
After successfully bringing the first 16 funded beamlines into operation, we now look into the future. In collaboration with the Wallenberg Initiative Materials Science for Sustainability (WISE), funded by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation and together with the scientific community, MAX IV will develop the conceptual designs for three potential new materials science beamlines.
By the end of October, Lund University submitted its input to the Government’s proposed research and innovation politics. The contribution included input from MAX IV. In general, various actors mention MAX IV in their proposals to the Government’s research bill, emphasising the role of large-scale research infrastructures in reaching the research policy goals.
MAX IV Laboratory welcomed nearly 1000 visitors on Open Day, the facility’s first major public event in five years. A fantastic lineup of interactive science stations with enthusiastic staff engaged guests inside the experimental hall of the large ring. In the mix, exhibitor booths, Vattenhallen, the Lund Robotics group with Buster the dog, Tetrapak, ESS, Kraftringen, Nano Lund, Medicon Village, and the Uppåkra archaeological group, drew interesting discussion.
On September 20, the Swedish Minister for Education, Mats Persson, presented the proposed Budget Bill for 2024 at MAX IV in Lund – proposing 40 million SEK in extra funding to MAX IV to ensure that the important research can continue in the coming year.
A week of visits by European representatives took place in Lund from June 19–22, prominently reflecting the knowledge development and innovation drive priorities of Sweden’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union. A range of governmental representatives including Swedish Minister of Education Mats Persson, Ebba Busch, Deputy Prime Minister of Sweden and Minister for Energy, Business and Industry, EU ministers and delegates, scientific speakers, and guests attended the conference, The Potential of Research Data: How Research Infrastructures Provide New Opportunities and Benefits for Society hosted by Sweden, the Swedish Research Council VR and Vinnova.