DESY with its locations in Hamburg and Zeuthen near Berlin is one of the world’s leading accelerator centres. Researchers use the large-scale facilities at DESY to explore the microcosm in all its variety – from the interactions of tiny elementary particles and the behaviour of new types of nanomaterials to biomolecular processes that are essential to life. 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.
That makes DESY not only a magnet for more than 3000 guest researchers from over 40 countries every year, but also a coveted partner for national and international cooperations. Committed young researchers find an exciting interdisciplinary setting at DESY. DESY cooperates with industry and business to promote new technologies that will benefit society and encourage innovations. DESY's research infrastructure is also open to industry: From large-scale facilities such as the X-ray sources and the DESY NanoLab up to workshops for high-precision equipment. With its decades of experience in development and the use of sophisticated analytical methods, DESY can help its industrial partners gain a whole new understanding of the properties of materials, including in the field of renewable energies and hydrogen.