Welcome to the 30th MAX IV User Meeting – Coherent Visions.

Venue: Scandic Star Hotel, Lund.




The User Meeting aims to create an interesting and valuable meeting for all concerned in consultation with MAX IV scientists, FASM (our users organization), SSUO/ESUO (the Swedish and European user organizations) as well the Swedish Universities through the MAX IV Universities Reference Group (URG) and the ESS. MAX IV now has both the 3 GeV and 1.5 GeV storage rings in operation and calls for normal proposals for structural biology, spectroscopy and nanoscience on BioMAX, HIPPIE and NanoMAX beamlines, respectively. A new Commissioning Experts call is now opened. All together this has lead to this year contents of the 30th MAX IV User Meeting – Coherent Visions (UM18).


The two lunch-to-lunch days of the 30th MAX IV User Meeting – Coherent Visions contents are:

      • MAX IV User community, user science and its future horizons at MAX IV.
      • Plenary talks.
      • VR review of the needs for access to X-ray based facilities by the Swedish Research community.
      • Directors´science and facility status.
      • Seven parallel sessions on Tuesday 25th.
      • Time for discussions within and across each field.
      • News from FASM, SSUO/ESUO and ESS.


last but not least:

      • Annual meeting of our user organization FASM.
      • Clips from the students posters.
      • Poster session.
      • Poster and PhD Thesis awards.
      • User Meeting banquet.
      • Opportunity to visit some of the beamlines
      • Commercial exhibitors of synchrotron-related equipment will have their stands during the whole length of the meeting.
      • Event focus on outreach to the schools on Tuesday 25th.


Further information is being updated through these pages.


Other meetings for MAX IV Users held in 2018

It´s worth mentioning here that MAX IV users, from different research communities, have already had the opportunity to meet and contribute in two specific events which, for project-timeline reasons, were more valuable to organize them early in 2018:

2018, January 8th – 9th: 3rd DanMAX User Meeting

2018, January 23rd: 1st ForMAX User Workshop

Regardless of that we look forward to see these communities again joining the present and future MAX IV users in the 30th MAX IV User Meeting – Coherent Visions