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 (87th) PRC meeting (PRC87): 21/22 May 2019, probably at DESY Zeuthen
The next PRC meeting will comprise an in-depth review of the babyIAXO proposal and of IAXO plans for DESY. This review will take place on Monday, 20 May 2019.

The PRC at its 86th meeting in October 2018 in Zeuthen. Standing from left: Juan Fuster (IFIC Valencia), Joachim Mnich (DESY), Rainer Wallny (ETH Zurich), Lutz Feld (RWTH Aachen), David Hanna (McGill U), Christian Stegmann (DESY), Thomas Schörner (DESY, PRC Secretary); sitting from left: Gianfranco Bertone (Amsterdam U), Amber Boehnlein (JLAB), Phil Burrows (Oxford U, PRC Chair), Laura Covi (U Göttingen), Yannis Semertzidis (KAIST, Seoul), Christian Weinheimer (U Mainz). Missing: Nigel Glover (Durham).