DESY Physics Research Committee

Welcome to the Physics Research Committee (PRC)

The PRC gives advice to the DESY directorate on all matters related to the particle and astroparticle physics programmes at DESY.

At present, the exeprimental particle physics programme is focused on DESY's activities at the LHC experiments ATLAS and CMS (physics, detector upgrades, etc.), on the R&D for the International Linear Collider (ILC) and its detectors, on the BELLE / BELLE II experiment, and on the ALPS-II experiment. The comprehensive theory programme in collider phenomenology, particle cosmology, string theory and lattice field theory is also reviewed by the PRC. The PRC also comments on the DESY's computing efforts, and it reviews remaining activities connected to the HERA experiments H1, HERMES and ZEUS.

The emphasis in the field of astroparticle physics is on experimental and theoretical gamma and neutrino astronomy with present or future experiments such as IceCube, CTA or others.

PRC-Chair: Philip Burrows (Oxford University)
PRC Scientific Secretary: Thomas Schoerner-Sadenius (DESY) -

Next (85th) PRC meeting (PRC85): 8/9 May 2018 at DESY Hamburg

The PRC members at the 81st PRC meeting. From left to right: Leslie Rosenberg, Christian Stegmann, Juan Fuster Verdu, Rene Ong, Lutz Koepke, Martin Beneke, Laura Covi, Phil Burrows, Rik Yoshida (PRC chair), Joachim Mnich, Thomas Schörner-Sadenius (PRC secretary), Amber Boehnlein. Not shown are the PRC members Lutz Feld and Rainer Wallny.

Special Reviews by PRC

The PRC together with external experts conducted a review of the ALPS TDR on 7 November 2012 (prior to the 74.PRC meeting) at DESY site Zeuthen

A technical Review of OLYMPUS was held on 15 September 2009 at DESY in Hamburg with the following Agenda.

Together with external members the PRC conducted a review on acoustic detection of neutrinos at IceCube on 28 April 2010 at DESY in Hamburg. Here is more information.