News of the year 2005
- 2005/11/25 X-Ray Laser XFEL China signs MoU for the XFEL: “… great importance of the XFEL beyond European boundaries”.
- 2005/11/21 Particle Physics HERA Luminosity Run 2005 successfully completed
- 2005/10/31 DESY in general Outstanding Highlight: Approx. 6,000 curious people came to visit DESY during the “Night of Knowledge”
- 2005/10/31 Linear Collider ILC ILC-Research: Emmy-Noether-Fellowship for Dr. Jenny List
- 2005/08/04 DESY in general Chancellor Schröder at DESY: Start of user operation at the VUV-FEL With the symbolic push of a button, German Federal Chancellor Gerhard Schröder handed over the new free-electron laser VUV-FEL at the research center DESY to the scientists yesterday afternoon. “This worldwide unique pioneering facility for free-electron lasers for the generation of X-ray radiation is thus now at the disposal of the scientific users,” commented Professor Albrecht Wagner, Chairman of the DESY Board of Directors, who welcomed the chancellor together with Hamburg’s Science Senator Jörg Dräger, Ph.D.
- 2005/06/07 DESY in general Four New Virtual Institutes Under the Overall Coordination of DESY Helmholtz Association announces funding of fourth project coordinated by DESY. The four „Virtual Institutes“ are to receive 720 000 Euro each spread over a period of three years.
- 2005/06/03 DESY in general PH.D. Thesis Prize 2005
- 2005/04/01 Particle Physics HERA Hits New Heights A report on the challenges faced by the HERA crew after the luminosity upgrade of 2001 Ferdinand Willeke (DESY) reports on the challenges faced by the HERA crew to get DESY’s accelerator back into full swing after the major luminosity upgrade in 2001. (Article published in CERN Courier, March 2005).
- 2005/01/24 X-Ray Laser XFEL Nine Countries Plan to Participate in the XFEL Important Milestone for the European Research Project An important milestone has been reached on the way towards the realization of the European X-ray laser XFEL: With France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Poland, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland, and the United Kingdom, nine countries have signed a Memorandum of Understanding in which they agree to jointly prepare the foundation of the facility. “Even if this declaration of intent is not yet a formal pledge, we are confident that these countries will then also participate in the construction and operation of the XFEL,” declared the chairman of the international XFEL steering committee, Dr. Hermann Schunck from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.