The European X-Ray Free-Electron Laser Facility GmbH (European XFEL GmbH) is a multi-national non-profit
company. It will make available X-rays of unique quality for studies in physics, chemistry, the life sciences,
materials research and other disciplines. Located in the Hamburg area, Germany, it will comprise scientific
instruments for a wide range of experimental techniques. Construction of the European XFEL is underway, user
operation starts in 2017.