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 sited on the DESY campus in Hamburg.

  • PETRA IV: The 2300 metre long ring accelerator PETRA can be expanded to become an extremely narrowly focused, high-resolution 3D x-ray microscope.

  • FLASH: The free-electron laser on the DESY campus in Hamburg generates ultra-short pulsed X-ray laser light.

  • European XFEL: The new X-ray laser is currently built in the metropolitan region of Hamburg.

  • 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 bench on the DESY campus in Zeuthen is used to develop and optimize 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 research with synchrotron radiation.