Organized by MAX IV and Chalmers University of Technology.


When: 21st – 29th May, 2018

Where: Backagården and MAX IV Laboratory

Registration is now closed.


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


Important information:

Students are asked to bring their laptops as all information material will be in digital format. More useful information under the quick links (on the right hand side of the page).

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.



Confirmed speakers:

Ana Diaz, PSI
Ana Labrador, MAX IV
Ann Terry, MAX IV
Arno Hiess, ESS
Christoph Quitmann, MAX IV
Kevin Mader, 4Quant
Marjolein Thunnissen, MAX IV
Oksana Travnikova, UPMC
Sverker Werin, MAX IV
Per Johnsson, Lund University
Rolf Follath, PSI
Vincent Ferdandez, ESRF


Registration and other practicalities

Registration is now closed.

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 2018, 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 May 21-29 and all meals except for your free day (Saturday 26th).

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 can be found here and in the Links section to the right of this page.