In memory of professor Per-Olof Nilsson

Professor Per-Olof Nilsson, a colleague and friend to us at MAX IV, passed away at age 84. As a PhD and later professor at Chalmers with a great interest in synchrotron-based research, Per-Olof Nilsson played a major role as initiator and facilitator of MAX-lab, which became MAX IV, as a national facility. He sent in

EU Conference week highlights at MAX IV: research infrastructures and data for societal advancement

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.

Olof Karis becomes Director for MAX IV

Olof Karis, former Interim Director of MAX IV, has been appointed as the Director of MAX IV following an open recruitment process and the recommendation of the MAX IV Board. The decision was made by the Vice-Chancellor of Lund University, the host university for MAX IV. MAX IV, Sweden’s synchrotron, is fully operational with 16

A celebration of MAX IV’s beginnings

Today, MAX IV employees gathered in the reception for a special ribbon cutting ceremony. Displayed prominently for the first time at MAX IV is the silver medal Mikael Eriksson received from Lund University for his decades of work developing the technology at MAX IV Laboratory as a Lund University senior professor in accelerator physics, and Machine Director and Design Coordinator at MAX IV. Mikael’s contributions have established Lund city as a scientific innovation hotspot on the world stage.

MAX IV and nine Swedish universities joint effort to educate young scientists, commenced

PRISMAS, Ph.D. Research and Innovation in Synchrotron Methods and Applications in Sweden is launched. The programme includes hands-on training in cutting-edge synchrotron skills that is applicable in various research areas at MAX IV in Lund, Sweden. It combines practical experience with courses covering all aspects of synchrotron radiation to produce researchers who are experts in these methods and their fields. 

Robert Feidenhans’l is the new chair of the MAX IV board

Lund University has appointed Robert Feidenhans’l as chair of the board for the MAX IV research facility in Lund. The term of office runs from 1 January 2023 to 31 December 2025. “Robert Feidenhans’l is a fantastic asset for MAX IV and for Sweden’s work on research infrastructures. He is an internationally leading authority within

The list of achievements is long – review committee congratulates MAX IV

The Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet, VR), which funds the majority of MAX IV operations, reviewed for the sixth time MAX IV’s project management on 7–8 November. The ten-member review committee charged MAX IV with questions on several aspects of the project, from cost and schedule to technical issues, management and science. They also evaluated how