DESY is an internationally renowned centre of fundamental research and a member of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers. The institution was established in Hamburg in 1959. Today it is one of the world’s leading centres for the investigation of the structure of matter. DESY develops, runs and uses accelerators and detectors for photon science and particle physics. The combination of photon science and particle physics at DESY is unique in Europe. The spectrum of research at DESY is correspondingly diverse – as is the cooperation with partners both national and international. More than 3000 scientists from 40 countries come to Hamburg each year to work at DESY. The institution is involved in a number of major international projects, including the European X-ray free-electron laser XFEL in Hamburg, the Large Hadron Collider LHC in Geneva and the neutrino telescope IceCube at the South Pole. DESY is closely cooperating with the University of Hamburg and the Max-Planck Society.
Contact persons: Thomas Berghoefer, Lia Lang, Lisa Kamlade