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Inauguration of Max IV

The world's foremost synchrotron radiation source

On 21 of June 2016 the Prime Minister of Sweden, Stefan Löfven, inaugurated MAX IV Laboratory in the presence of His Majesty Carl XVI Gustaf and 500 Swedish and international guests.

The MAX IV facility is the largest and most ambitious Swedish investment in research infrastructure and the brightest source of x-rays worldwide. It will receive more than 2,000 scientists annually from Sweden and the rest of the world.

Swedish King and Lund University Vice-Chancellor at MAX IV Laboratory inauguration
Lund University Vice-Chancellor Torbjörn von Schantz and the King of Sweden Carl XIV Gustaf at the MAX IV Laboratory inauguration

Film clip with highlights from the MAX IV inaguration ceremony

The film clip includes the following highlights from the inauguration:

  • Introduction by Christoph Quitmann, Director MAX IV Laboratory
  • All light is turned off and brought back again in a dramatic show with singing and dancing
  • Prime Minister of Sweden and His Majesty the King of Sweden close the final door of the accelerator

Guided tour of the MAX IV lab, 21 June 2016

Prime Minister of Sweden Stefan Löfven and King of Sweden Carl XIV Gustaf on a guided tour of the MAX IV laboratory on the day of its inauguration
Prime Minister of Sweden Stefan Löfven and King of Sweden Carl XIV Gustaf on a guided tour in the MAX IV laboratory on the day of its inauguration

Mingle, speeches & show, 21 June 2016

Dancers at the show on the day of the inauguration of Max IV laboratory

The inauguration ceremony – the door is closed, 21 June 2016

Prime Minister of Sweden Stefan Löfven and King of Sweden Carl XIV Gustaf close the final door of the accelerator at the MAX IV laboratory inauguration ceremony, 21 June 2016
Prime Minister of Sweden Stefan Löfven and King of Sweden Carl XIV Gustaf close the final door of the accelerator at the MAX IV laboratory inauguration ceremony, 21 June 2016

Open house, 18-19 June 2016

Child looking through 3D glasses at the MAX IV laboratory open house, June 2016
Child looking through 3D glasses at the MAX IV laboratory open house, June 2016, when MAX IV was open to the public to showcase different parts of the facility.

 

Photos by: Kennet Ruona

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What is Max IV?

Video clip explaining Max IV laboratory.