Sweden offers unique opportunities
Sweden has major research facilities spread throughout the country, from particle accelerators such as ESS and MAX IV in Lund in the south, to ground-based space research facilities such as the Onsala Space Observatory near Göteborg and EISCAT, based in Kiruna in the far north.
Big Science Sweden strengthens Big Science with Swedish high-tech solutions. This involves supplying Swedish technology, services and engagement for the mutual benefit of research facilities and Swedish universities, institutes and industry. The focus is on Big Science facilities where Sweden is a member, and in fields important for Swedish science, innovation, technology and business. Big Science Sweden is a national and international arena for high-tech development.
MAX IV is hosted by Lund University, and is now the brightest source of x-rays in the world. Currently under construction beside the MAX facility is ESS, The European Spallation Source. This will be a unique research facility based on the world's most powerful neutron source. Sweden and Denmark are host countries for ESS, which is a project run by a European consortium with member countries throughout Europe.
The MAX Laboratory has been in operation for more than 30 years, and construction of the new synchrotron facility was completed in 2016
EISCAT, based in Kiruna.