Company

The construction and operation of the European XFEL has been entrusted to a non-profit limited liability company under German law, the European X-Ray Free-Electron Laser Facility GmbH (European XFEL GmbH).

Founding documents

  • Convention concerning the construction and operation of a European X-Ray Free-Electron Laser Facility (incl. Articles of Association and Final Act)

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  • Technical Document No. 1 to the Convention

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  • Technical Document No. 2 to the Convention

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  • Technical Document No. 3 to the Convention

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  • Technical Document No. 4 to the Convention

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  • Technical Document No. 5 to the Convention

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All versions of the European XFEL founding documents as signed on 30 November 2009 in Hamburg.

Organs

The European XFEL GmbH is organized in groups that report to the management board. The company is governed by the European XFEL Council and supported by advisory committees.

The European XFEL Council is the supreme organ of the company. It functions as the shareholders’ assembly and decides on important issues of company policy.

The European XFEL Management Board is composed of the managing directors (“Geschäftsführer”) in the sense of the German law on companies with limited liability (GmbHG), and three scientific directors.

Advisory committees support the European XFEL GmbH in various matters (Scientific Advisory Committee, Machine Advisory Committee).

Organisational chart

Chart of management roles and people fulfilling them
Organigram of European XFEL GmbH.

Organigram