Save the date – inauguration of MAX IV Laboratory in Sweden 21 June 2016

The time has almost come for Sweden to inaugurate its biggest ever investment in national research infrastructure – MAX IV Laboratory in Lund. The laboratory is the most modern facility for synchrotron radiation in the world, and is expected to attract more than 2 000 international researchers each year to experiment in life science and materials science.

MAX IV Laboratory will be inaugurated by the Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, in the presence of the King of Sweden, during a solemn and festive ceremony on 21 June. The weekend before the event, the facility will open up to the general public, and on the Monday we will welcome researchers from all over the world.

Journalists are most welcome to visit us anytime during the inauguration week. A detailed programme will be available at and starting 8 May here you can also register for press accreditations.

We kindly ask you to save the following dates:

18-19 June – Open House

20 June – Science Day

21 June – Inauguration of MAX IV Laboratory and symposium


Tutti Johansson Falk, Head of Communications, MAX IV Laboratory, +46766323326

Anna Johansson, Senior Press Officer, Lund University, +46709525251

We hope to see you in June for the inauguration of the brightest light in the world on the brightest day of the year in Sweden!

MAX IV Laboratory has operated successfully for more than 30 years and the construction of the new MAX IV synchrotron radiation facility in Lund is currently underway. Once it has been completed, it will welcome more than 2 000 researchers annually, from Sweden and the rest of the world, who will conduct research in areas such as materials science, structural biology, chemistry and nanotechnology. 200 people are currently employed at MAX IV Laboratory. MAX IV is the largest and most ambitious Swedish investment in national research infrastructure. It will become the brightest source of synchrotron radiation worldwide when inaugurated in June 2016. MAX IV Laboratory is a national research facility, hosted by Lund University.


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