Reinhard Brinkmann will become Successor of Dieter Trines, Term of Office of Christian Scherf prolonged

Reinhard Brinkmann (left) will become director of the M division, Christian Scherf stays in office for another five years.

In its meeting on 23 November 2006 the Administrative Council of DESY took the following important personnel decisions:
On 1 July 2007, Reinhard Brinkmann will succeed Dieter Trines as the Director of the M-Division.
Reinhard Brinkmann has started his work at DESY in 1984 as a scientific assistant of the MPY group. In the beginning of the 90ies, as coordinator of the HERA electron ring, he contributed significantly to the fast and successful commissioning of this extremely complex facility. In 1995 he became Leading Scientist for accelerator physics at DESY. He had a leading role in the conception of the TESLA linear collider and the preparation of the Technical Design Report of the TESLA project, which was published in March 2001.
Since 2003 he has been leader of the XFEL project group at DESY and a member of the European project team.

Christian Scherf was confirmed as Director of the Administrative (V) Division for another five years.