Mission and Vision


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.


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