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On this page you can find information about HALOS partner research facilities: MAX IV, ESS, DESY and European XFEL.



DESY has a long tradition in accelerator design and accelerator driven science and pursues research programs in astro-particle physics, particle physics and photon science on the research campi in Hamburg and Zeuthen and at international high energy facilities that open completely new windows onto the universe. Researchers from all over the world use the large-scale photon science facilities at DESY Hamburg to explore the microcosm in all its variety – from matter at extreme conditions over the behaviour of new types of nanomaterials to biomolecular processes that are essential to life. That makes DESY not only a magnet for more than 3000 guest researchers from over 40 countries every year, but also a coveted partner for national and international cooperations.

European XFEL

The 3.4 km long European XFEL generates extremely intense X-ray flashes to be used by researchers from all over the world. The flashes are produced in underground tunnels and will allow scientists to map atomic details of viruses, film chemical reactions, and study the processes in the interior of planets.


Industrial Liaison Officers
Antonio Bonucci, In-Kind Contributions Supply Chain Manager & Industrial Liaison Officer, email: antonio [dot] bonucci [at] xfel [dot] eu
Rebecca Jones-Krüger, Assistant to Industrial Liaison Office & In-Kind Contributions, email: rebecca [dot] jones [dot] krueger [at] xfel [dot] eu


MAX IV Laboratory provides scientists with the most brilliant X-rays for research. With 35 years of experience operating the MAX I-III facilities it is now operating MAX IV, which was inaugurated 21 June 2016.

Humans have five senses: they can smell, feel, hear, taste and see. Seeing is arguably the most important sense, as it enables us to interact with the world around us, helping us to distinguish friend from foe, food from poison. Improving seeing has fascinated people since the Age of Enlightenment, and the building of telescopes and microscopes has given us insight into our environment and the cosmos. MAX IV will extend that insight by making the invisible visible.


The European Spallation Source is under construction on the outskirts of Lund, a city in southern Sweden. The facility's unique capabilities will both greatly exceed and complement those of today's leading neutron sources, enabling new opportunities for researchers across the spectrum of scientific discovery, including materials and life sciences, energy, environmental technology, cultural heritage and fundamental physics.


Industrial Liaison Officer
Jimmy Binderup Andersen, Senior Officer Innovation and Industry, email: jimmy [dot] andersen [at] ess [dot] eu

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