Purpose, scope and committees


We are committed to preserve the long and successful trajectory of the MAX IV user meeting. Since 1988, the MAX IV user community has been, regularly and actively engaged tailoring the annual user meeting contents and format to create a valuable and interesting MAX IV user meeting, by facilitating participants, within and across different  fields, the opportunity to discuss, learn and also contribute towards the best use of MAX IV.

The current 16 beamlines portfolio was conceived and driven with the impetus of the user community and their visions. From experience we know that a 10 year perspective is a reasonable time frame to go from vision to reality. This requires involvement from experienced synchrotron light users; reach out and train the next generation of scientist and industrialists; and broadening to new communities.

Once again we look forward to gather/reunite the existing communities that will  not only continue to benefit from MAX IV but also contribute to drive and promote future new scientific opportunities. The 2021 user meeting will host several workshops about scientific opportunities at MAX IV and relating to the overall MAX IV strategy, including potential new beamlines or other major instrument proposals. Satellite workshops are also planned.

Which developments and beamlines, emerging science areas and technologies are necessary to fulfill your needs and reach your vision for MAX IV in 2030?


Local organizing MAX IV team

Ana Labrador
Franz Hennies
Noelle Walsh
Helena Ullman
Stefan Wiklund
Emelie Hilner
and many more colleagues contributing with ideas and effort !

Program committee

The local organizing group teams up with several representatives of the user community to define and agree on the user meeting contents and the scientific program.

  • Jonas Weissenrieder, KTH University,  (FASM)
  • German Salazar, Uppsala University, (FASM)
  • Minna Patanen, Oulu University, (FASM)
  • Gisela Brändén, University of Gothenburg, MAX IV URG (University Reference Group)
  • Martin Stankovski, Lund University
  • Ana Labrador, MAX IV
  • Franz Hennies, MAX IV
  • Marjolein Thunnissen, MAX IV
  • Conny Såthe, MAX IV


2020 and 2021 has been especially difficult years for synchrotron users in general. The MAX IV user community is being promptly updated on the facility access, COVID-19 restrictions and safety measurements: COVID-19 information concerning MAX IV and MAX IV policy for re-scheduling of Covid-19 affected beamtime. It is important to be on the same page in order to react and  adapt to find flexible solutions which allow us all to continue conducting experiments at MAX IV.