• 4 September 2019
    Detection of VHE gamma-ray emission with H.E.S.S.
  • 1 April 2019
    Das Universum immer im Blick (German)
  • 6 February 2019
    The Cherenkov Telescope Array Hosts its First Science Symposium. deadline to submit abstracts is March 10, 2019
  • 3 February 2019
    "Botschaften aus einer fernen Galaxie", Interview with Christian Stegmann (in German), rbb, Inforadio
  • 15 January 2019
    Congratulations to the MAGIC colleagues: First GRB detected in Very High Energy gamma-rays!

About us

We explore high-energy processes in our universe. We study messengers from outer space and thus contribute significantly to the understanding of the development of our universe.

Since the DESY Board of Directors decided in 2009 to expand DESY's astroparticle physics activities, the development has been so successful that a new research area was established at DESY on 1 January 2019.

The Astroparticle Physics (AP) division is based on the proven DESY strategy of "one laboratory with two locations", according to which the divisions at DESY are cross-location. The division manager for astroparticle physics is a member of the board of directors based at the Zeuthen site and is also responsible for site management at Zeuthen.