33rd MAX IV User Meeting – MAX IV in Focus

25-27 (28) October 2021, Scandic Star Lund & Hybrid participation options

Programme overview
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Monday 25 October (09:00 – 19:00)

Registration opens


10:00 – 12:00 Satellite meeting: PhD program development group

12:00 – 13:00 lunch

MAX IV Updates

13:00 – 13:10  Welcome from the MAX IV users association FASM.

13:10 – 13:20 Directors´ science and facility status.

13:20 – 13:45 Update on the ongoing MAX IV strategy 2023 – 2030.

13:45 – 14:00 MAX IV and Industry.

14:00 – 14:30 Coffee break (Fika)


Working in a year of Corona

14:30–16:00 MAX IV beamlines status and Students science. News and highlights from MAX IV Groups  > 4 minutes each.Presentations from students > 60 seconds each

17:00 – 17:30 FASM meeting. Elections to the board

17:00 – 18:00  Poster session


Tuesday 26 October (09:00 – 18:00) 5+5 parallel sessions


Users research and highlights parallel sessions (26M) (9:00 – 12:00)

10:30 -11:00 Coffee break (Fika)


26M-Soft I: Soft X-ray beamlines.
Here we cover results from MAXPEEM, BLOCH, FinEstBeAMS beamlines,
RIXS, photoluminescence techniques and low density matter (LDM) users community

26M-Soft II: Soft X-ray beamlines.
The session presents users results from the FlexPES beamline as well as APXPS (HIPPIE) science results

26M-Hard I:

The session will present users science from NanoMAX covering various imaging techniques such as nano-XRD, Bragg ptychography and/or strain mapping.

26M-SB: Structural biology

Lunch 12:00 – 13:00

Developments and forward looking presentations and discussion parallel sessions (26A) (13:00 – 18:00)

14:30 -15:00 Coffee break (Fika)


26A-EMT: Energy material and technologies

26A-QAM: Quantum and advanced materials

26A-TEC: Tackling environmental challenges

26A-OSI: Operando Studies for Industry
The session will discuss different in-situ and in-operando experiments and capabilities needed for the future at MAX IV in order to support the needs from industry. The session will have a focus on hard materials such as metals and energy materials

26A-HM: Health and medicine


Speakers details will be updated on the contributors table page.


19:00 – 23:00 Conference dinner


Wednesday 27 October (09:00 – 18:00)


Cross cutting methods and opportunities (9:00 – 11:30)

Accelerators developments

Spot-light session on coherence applications


Data management, AI, ML

Students science and PhD Thesis awards (11:30 – 12:00)


Lunch 12:00 – 13:00

MAX IV strategy process, expressions of interest and development roadmap

  • Overview of the MAX IV strategy and development roadmap process (MAX IV management)
  • Oral pitches (5-10 minute each) on “Expressions of Interest (EoI) for large-scale investments at MAX IV” This in an open opportunity for anyone who wishes to present EoI’s that are intended for submission for Nov 18. (MAX IV will make a selection if and only if there are more contributions than we can accommodate)
  • Plenum discussion about the strategy and roadmap process, next steps


13:00     MAX IV Strategy. process, next steps – Ian McNulty

13:15     Q&A (Ian McNulty, Marjolein Thunnissen, Pedro Tavares)

13:30     EOI pitches (ideally 10min slots – 7min presentation 3min questions)

14:30     Fika

15:00     EOI pitches continued

16:00     (or earlier) – Open discussion


Dinner for Ultrafast satellite participants

Thursday 28 October (09:00 – 13:00)


Satellite meeting: Ultrafast x-ray science using SXL at MAX IV

Lunch for the Ultrafast satellite participants