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
Christian Stegmann, director of DESY’s newly established research division for astroparticle physics, describes the ambitious plans ahead in this vibrant field.
The conference brought together more than 100 researchers from 18 countries to discuss the latest results in precision calculations for particle physics at colliders.
The laboratory’s plans for the 2020s include building the world’s most powerful X-ray microscope and constructing a new centre for data and computing science.
The European X-ray Free-Electron Laser will probe electronic, chemical and biological processes in unprecedented detail.
The linac driving the European XFEL also serves as a prototype for a high-energy linear collider.
A team of researchers from DESY and MIT has built a new kind of electron gun that is about the size of a matchbox.
H1 and ZEUS release their definitive paper on deep-inelastic scattering.
The first prototype telescope for the planned Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) has been inaugurated in Berlin.
Erich Lorhmann and Paul Söding look at how the German laboratory grew from modest beginnings.
Albrecht Wagner recalls 35 years from DORIS to the European XFEL.