International DESY Summer Student Programme - Photon Science (Part A)

Poster Summer Students

DESY Summer Student Programme 2017

Each summer DESY offers students in physics or related natural science disciplines the opportunity to participate in its research activities at Hamburg and Zeuthen (close to Berlin). Students can apply to join either the Photon Science / Synchrotron Radiation Research (part A) or the Elementary Particle and Accelerator Physics part (part B) of this summer student programme.
DESY is one of the world’s leading centres for research with X-rays. Three large-scale facilities are available in Hamburg for state-of-the-art experiments: the synchrotron source PETRA III delivers X-ray radiation at high energies; the free-electron laser FLASH produces ultrashort pulses of radiation in the soft X-ray range; and, beginning in 2017, the European XFEL will produce extremely intense X-ray pulses. These research opportunities are complemented by several specialized research and engineering groups in the DESY Photon Science Division. These groups address fundamental and applied questions in the fields of physics, biology, chemistry, crystallography, materials science, geological science, computer science, electrical and mechanical engineering, in many cases pursuing an interdisciplinary approach. In photon science (part A), the following areas are available for students:

A1. Solid-state physics and nanoscience (application oriented)
A2. Molecular sciences (application oriented)
A3. Soft-matter sciences (application oriented)
A4. Development of experimental techniques (methodology oriented)
A5. Lasers and optics (methodology oriented)
A6. Theory and computing

If students choose the photon science part (part A), they can enter up to three choices for the area in which they would like to work. All students attend a series of lectures (given in English) related to all research done at DESYduring their stay at DESY.

Applicants should have completed three years of full time studies on a university level by the time they begin the programme. All participating students will receive financial support.

The application deadline for this part of the programme is always January 31.
Detailed information on the summer student programme at DESY can be found

If you have further questions please contact the DESY Photon Science Contact for Summer Students:

Dr. Rainer Gehrke
E-Mail: Dr. Rainer Gehrke
Phone: +49 (0)40 8998 3914
Location: 25B / 221