Research facilities

FLASH >>> FLASH2020+ >>> PETRA III >>> SINBAD/ATHENA ALPS II >>> NAF >>> REGAE >>> TIER-2 >>> European XFEL >>> PETRA IV >>> DESY Testbeam >>> KALDERA LUX FLASHForward DAF BabyIAXO

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 highest energies and open new windows onto the universe. Additionally, DESY experts play leading 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 is to 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.

  • FLASH2020+: The expansion project makes the FLASH free-electron laser even more flexible and powerful.

  • European XFEL: DESY is the main shareholder of Europes big X-ray laser.

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

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

  • Belle II: The experiment at the SuperKEKB accelerator in Japan is used for research with B mesons.

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

  • BabyIAXO: The prototype for the International Axion Observatory (IAXO) will search for extremely light particles from the sun.

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

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

  • FLASHForward: The high-quality FLASH electron bunches are used to explore particle-driven plasma acceleration.

  • SINBAD/ATHENA: SINBAD and ATHENA offer unique infrastructures for the development of novel accelerators.

  • KALDERA: The high-power laser will make plasma accelerators competitive.

  • DESY test beam: Groups from all over the world use the DESY test beam to check 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.

  • DAF: In the Detector Assembly Facility, complex components for the ATLAS and CMS particle detectors are built and tested for the high-luminosity phase of the LHC.

  • CTAO: The planned observatory will be used to observe gamma rays.