DESY is one of the world’s leading accelerator centres. Founded in Hamburg in 1959, and named for its first project (the Deutsches Elektronen Synchrotron), DESY hosted the PETRA storage ring, where the gluon was discovered, and the HERA collider, where the structure of the proton was studied with unprecedented precision. Research at DESY now focuses on four areas: accelerators, photon science, particle physics, and astroparticle physics.
CERN Courier laboratory correspondent: Till Mundzeck
DESY researchers have measured the energy evolution of an electron bunch inside a laser-plasma accelerator for the first time.
Volker Soergel headed DESY in 1981–1993, overseeing construction of the HERA electron–proton storage ring.
Watch this webinar now to explore the ongoing axion search activities at DESY
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The former HERMES experiment at DESY, a pioneer in unravelling the mysteries of the proton spin, is the protagonist in a new book by Richard Milner and Erhard Steffens.
An ambitious upgrade of the US flagship X-ray free-electron laser rests on sustained cooperation with high-energy physics labs in the US, Europe and Japan.
Beate Heinemann describes the latest activities at DESY and the importance of demonstrating the wider benefits of particle physics.
DESY's first female director will lead the lab's high-energy physics division from 1 February.
The workshop explored new perturbative results and methods in quantum field theory, collider physics and gravity.
Riemann promoted the application of the ZFITTER project at LEP.
The FIPs 2020 workshop was structured around portals that may link the Standard Model to a rich dark sector: axions, dark photons, dark scalars and heavy neutral leptons.
DESY physicists reimagined a socially distanced event with virtues that may merit consideration after the pandemic too.