Free-Electron Laser VUV-FEL Renamed FLASH: Free-Electron LASer in Hamburg

Stimulated by the users of the VUV-FEL and the first exciting results obtained, the suggestion was made to find a compact name for the facility which is more attractive and easier to pronounce in different languages. On 6th April 2006 the DESY directorate decided for the new name FLASH instead of VUV-FEL.