About MAX4ESSFUN – University of Copenhagen



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ESS & MAX IV: Cross Border Science and Society is a three-year project (ending on August 31, 2018) involving 27 different partners within the ÖKS region. The aim of the project is for the region to be internationally leading in the use of neutrons and synchrotrons light by focusing on younger researchers. A primary goal is to increase the regional potential to exploit the unique large-scale research facilities ESS and MAX IV in the future.

The subproject MAX4ESSFUN involves 10 partner organizations, 8 universities (University of Copenhagen, Lund University, Chalmers University of Technology, University of Gothenburg, Malmö University, University  of Oslo, Technical University of Denmark, Aarhus University) together with ESS and MAX IV. The subproject aims to stimulate collaborative research across national borders using neutrons and synchrotron light. It builds on research strengths in the region and developing new research areas by regional synergies is an important goal.

The program provides direct support for PhD student and postdoc projects, in
addition to an educational package of courses, workshops and summer schools.

The main goals of MAX4ESSFUN are:

  • To increase the number of researchers in the region with expertise in experiments with neutrons and/or synchrotrons light.
  • To establish an inter-regional network of researchers from universities and facilities that will facilitate future research.
  • Develop a framework for education of PhD students and postdocs. This includes carrying out experiments in regional constellations, courses and workshops.
  • Increase the overall potential of scientific research at the facilities by building on the complementary strengths of different institutions in the region, and by educating young researchers.