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Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron



DESY - Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron - is a world-leading research centre for accelerator research, particle and astroparticle physics as well as for photon-science. 

At its locations in Hamburg and Zeuthen, DESY scientists are carrying out world-renowned research to define fundamental relationships between structure and function of matter, thus creating the necessary knowledge to solve the major and urgent questions of society, science and business. The accelerators and detectors that DESY develops and builds are unique research tools - they enable cutting-edge research and innovations. DESY is one of the 18 Helmholtz Centres nationwide and thus belongs to Germany's largest scientific organisation.