Mission and Vision

Mission

European XFEL offers ultrashort X-ray pulses of outstanding spatial coherence and spectral brilliance. In collaboration with international user communities, especially from our shareholder countries, we perform world-class experiments for a broad range of scientific applications. By creating research opportunities, developing novel scientific methods, and pioneering beyond state-of-the-art technologies, we strengthen the competitiveness of European science. As a culturally diverse workforce with a collaborative spirit we place user support, research and knowledge transfer at the core of our mission.

Vision

European XFEL provides the international scientific community with a world-leading research facility, pushing forward the frontiers of scientific knowledge, opening new scientific avenues, and thereby enabling to solve major societal challenges.