Research facilities

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DESY is one of the world’s leading accelerator centres. The accelerators and detectors that DESY develops and builds are unique research tools. The facilities generate the world’s most intense X-ray light, accelerate particles to record energies and open completely new windows onto the universe. Additionally, DESY experts are playing leadership roles in international projects in particle physics.

  • PETRA III: The world’s best storage ring generating X-ray radiation is located on the DESY campus in Hamburg.

  • PETRA IV: The 2300-metre-long ring accelerator PETRA can be expanded into a high-resolution 3D X-ray microscope offering an extremely narrow focus.

  • FLASH: The free-electron laser on the DESY campus in Hamburg generates ultrashort-pulse X-ray laser light.

  • European XFEL: The new X-ray laser in the metropolitan region of Hamburg took up operation in 2017.

  • LHC: The Large Hadron Collider at the research centre CERN in Geneva is the most powerful accelerator in the world.

  • IceCube: The telescope at the South Pole searches for cosmic neutrinos.

  • Belle & Belle II: The experiments at the SuperKEKB accelerator in Japan are used for research with B mesons.

  • ALPS: The experiment at DESY searches for extremely light particles.

  • PITZ: The photo injector test facility on the DESY campus in Zeuthen is used to develop and optimise electron sources.

  • REGAE: The source for relativistic electron beams on the DESY campus in Hamburg enables innovative experiments.

  • DESY: Groups from all over the world use the DESY test beam for checking detector components.

  • Tier-2: The computing centre at DESY provides large computing and storage systems for the Worldwide LHC Computing Grid.

  • NAF: The National Analysis Facility at DESY is a powerful computing complex for particle physicists.

  • CTA: The planned telescope will be used to observe gamma radiation.

  • ILC: The International Linear Collider is a large-scale future project of particle physics.

  • HERA: The measuring data of the largest particle accelerator at DESY are still being evaluated.

  • OLYMPUS: The detector at the DORIS accelerator collected data on the behaviour of the proton.

  • DORIS: The storage ring at DESY was used for particle physics and photon science.