Artist’s impression of a relativistic jet of a gamma-ray burst (GRB), breaking out of a collapsing star, and emitting very-high-energy photons. Credit: DESY, Science Communication Lab Observation challenges established theory of gamma-ray bursts in the universe. Scientists have gained the best view yet of the brightest explosions in the universe: […]

Artist’s impression of a blazar. Credit: DESY, Science Communication Lab An international team of astronomers has identified the farthest example of a rare class of gamma-ray emitting galaxies. The so-called BL Lacertae object was discovered at cosmic dawn, within the first two billion years of the age of the universe. […]

At DESY´s ARES accelerator, the research team wants to gain experience with autonomous operation. Credit: DESY/F. Burkart Particle accelerators are universal tools: They help in production processes in industry, in tumor therapy in hospitals and enable unique discoveries and insights in research. Growing demands on the stability and properties of […]

Installation of one of the last superconducting magnets. Credit: DESY / Heiner Müller-Elsner All ALPS Magnets Installed in the HERA Accelerator Tunnel DESY’s “light through the wall experiment” ALPS II is taking shape. ALPS, short for “Any Light Particle Search,” is being installed in a tunnel section of the former […]