Association of the Friends and Sponsors of DESY

The Association, founded in 1964, has the following purpose:

  • support research activities at DESY

  • promote scientific and cultural relations inside Germany and abroad

  • promote contacts between the international user community, the public and DESY.


The Association sees as one of its main tasks the support of activities following from the international involvement of DESY. It offers help in case of personal emergencies, supports common cultural events and recreational facilities for guests.

In 2006, as for the past years, the Association will give an Award for the best Ph.D. thesis submitted in 2005, based on the DESY research program.Ph.D.Award of the Association of the Friends and Sponsors of DESY