• 16 October 2019
    DESY Award for Marcel Usner (only in German)
  • 8 October 2019
    Nobel prize 2019 in physics for theoretical discoveries in physical cosmology and for the discovery of an exoplanet orbiting a solar-type star
  • 4 September 2019
    Detection of VHE gamma-ray emission with H.E.S.S.

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.