Professor Helmut Dosch takes the Chair of the DESY Directorate (Oct. 2008)

Helmut Dosch

Professor Helmut Dosch will become the new Chair of the Directorate of DESY. Solid-state physicist Helmut Dosch, is at present Director of the Max Planck Institute for Metals Research in Stuttgart and professor at the University of Stuttgart. On March 1, 2009, he will replace Professor Albrecht Wagner as Chair of the DESY Directorate who has served as DESY Director since 1999.

“DESY is a brand name standing for top research worldwide. With the new accelerator facilities which are currently built in Hamburg, DESY will shed light on so far unexplored dimensions in nanospace and will continue to play a leading role in the international top league of large-scale research,” explains Helmut Dosch. “Particularly, we will further strengthen the collaboration with CERN and the University of Hamburg and create a magnet for junior scientists.”

Research with large-scale facilities has accompanied Helmut Dosch throughout his research career. He serves on several international committees, reviewed journals and research organisations. He counselled the DESY Directorate as a member of the DESY Scientific Council, and, as member of the German Council of Science and Humanities, he evaluated the TESLA/XFEL project which later developed into the European X-ray laser project XFEL and the International Linear Collider ILC. Currently he is Vice-Chair of the Administrative Council of the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility ESRF in Grenoble.

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