About Us

MAX IV Laboratory is a national electron accelerator laboratory for synchrotron radiation research. It has operated successfully for 30 years and is currently building the new MAX IV synchrotron facility in Lund, Sweden.
 Inauguration of the MAX IV facility will take place 21 June 2016, the brightest day of the year for the brightest light in the world. More than 1000 scientists from Sweden and the rest of the world are coming to the MAX IV Laboratory every year to use the x-rays produced by our electron accelerators. They do research in areas such as physics, chemistry, geology, engineering, medicine, materials science, structural biology and nanotechnology. The MAX IV facility, the largest and most ambitious Swedish investment in research infrastructure, will be the brightest source of x-rays worldwide and will replace the existing laboratory that closed down 13 December 2015. 
Some 200 people are currently employed at the MAX IV Laboratory and we will welcome many skilled and curious persons to our staff during the coming years. MAX IV has several funders that contribute to different parts; The Swedish Research Council, Lund University, who is also the host university for the facility, VINNOVA, Region Skåne and the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation are the largest. In addition to these also the following contributes: Academy of Finland, Estonia, a Danish consortium of universities and governmental bodies, Chalmers University of Technology, University of Gothenburg, Karlstad University, Karolinska Institutet, The Royal Institute of Technology, Linköping University, Luleå University of Technology, Stockholm University, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Umeå University and Uppsala University.