Scientific and Technical groups

Scientific groups at European XFEL operate and manage the facility's instruments, assist users with technical aspects of their research, work on research projects in their own right, and further develop the facility. Additionally, the groups do the technical and engineering work needed to maintain the facility, which is especially critical during user programmes when scientists visiting the campus need to make the best use of their time. The scientific groups at the European XFEL can be classified as working on Photon Beam Systems, Scientific Instruments and Equipment, or Detectors and Data Acquisition.

The Photon Beam Systems meetings, generally held every week, discuss facility developments in these areas.

Photon Beam Systems

Undulator Systems

Simulation of Photon Fields


X-Ray Optics


X-Ray Photon Diagnostics

Photon Systems Project Office

Scientific Instruments and Equipment

Scientific Group FXE

Scientific Group HED

Scientific Group MID

Scientific Group SCS

Scientific Group SPB/SFX

Scientific Group SQS

Optical Lasers

Sample Environment

Central Instruments Engineering / Electrical Engineering Task Force

Detectors and Data Acquisition

Detector Development

Advanced Electronics

Control and Analysis Systems

IT and Data Managenment