Gerrit Hörentrup (DESY) | 15 September 2011DESY’s ALPS experiment aims high by searching low, looking for lightweight particles in the low-energy range. The lightweight particles could clue us into the nature of dark matter or dark energy, and ALPS is being upgraded to make more precise measurements than it could before.
Category: Around the World | Tagged: ALPS, DESY, HERA
18 August 2011This summer 81 students of 19 different nationalities joined in the day-to-day work of research groups at the DESY Laboratory in Hamburg and Zeuthen (Berlin), participating in different activities. An introductory talk about the ILC is included in this year's programme.
Category: Image of the week | Tagged: DESY, undergraduate students
11 August 2011The tunnel boring machine TULA (TUnnel for LAser) squeezed through a large hole in the wall of the injector building of the European XFEL facility. The hole, only 40 centimetres wider than the colossus that is TULA, made for a challengingly tight fit. TULA, which started 7 July 2010 at the European XFEL construction site in Schenefeld (Schleswig-Holstein), arrived a couple of days ago at the DESY site in Hamburg. In 13 months it has completed three tunnels with a total length of 3084 metres of the tunnel system, including the 2.1-kilometre-long linac tunnel. The second tunnel boring machine AMELI is still on its way to dig the (slightly thinner) rest of the nearly 6-kilometre long European XFEL tunnel system. TULA is 6.17 metres in diameter and 71 metres long, weighs 550 tonnes and costs 18 million Euros.
Category: Image of the week | Tagged: DESY, tunnel, XFEL
21 July 2011The PCMAG – the magnet of the large prototype time projection chamber – will travel from DESY in Germany all the way to KEK in Japan. Before the magnet can begin its journey it must be properly wrapped and lifted out of the DESY test beam facility. Have a save trip PCMAG!
Category: Image of the week | Tagged: DESY, KEK, PCMAG, time projection chamber, TPC
7 July 2011Users can take a virtual tour through the European XFEL tunnel, currently under construction, walking through the newly planned facilities to get an idea of its space and future working conditions. The nine-cell structures of pure niobium are designed to speed up the electrons at DESY's FLASH, the European XFEL, and the ILC. The picture was taken in DESY’s IPP stereo projection room, where it is possible to project and view three-dimensional models on a 1:1 scale.
Category: Image of the week | Tagged: DESY, nine-cell cavity