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2016

  • First two scientific instruments prepare for their big debut 20 December 2016 | News More
    Scientists for instruments SPB/SFX and FXE present latest status as users begin first plans

  • End of the year message from the Managing Directors 19 December 2016 | News More
    Massimo Altarelli and Claudia Burger look back at the past year and forward to the challenges ahead of us.

  • Researchers make molecular movies of photocatalysis about to happen 19 December 2016 | News More

  • Versatile optical laser will enable innovative experiments with atomic-scale measurements 19 December 2016 | News More
    European XFEL team developed optical laser for synchronous operation at six scientific instruments

  • Chinese Vice Prime Minister Liu Yandong visits European XFEL and DESY 24 November 2016 | News More
    Visit emphasizes deepening collaboration between institutes and China

  • European XFEL scientists speak at “Science on Tap” 21 November 2016 | News More
    Hamburg science event at several bars and pubs throughout the city

  • European XFEL to build guesthouse and canteen in 2017 10 November 2016 | News More
    Construction to begin in summer

  • EUCALL finishes first year, bearing new technologies 07 November 2016 | News More
    Project successes include new open-source simulation program

  • European XFEL brings Düpenau back to nature 25 October 2016 | News More
    Stream restoration accompanies new habitats for local animals and plants

  • European XFEL starts commissioning of the world’s largest X-ray laser 06 October 2016 | News More
    Around 350 guests celebrate the completion of the 3.4-kilometre long underground facility

  • Robert Feidenhans’l appointed Chairman of the Management Board 02 October 2016 | News More

  • Superconducting part of the European XFEL accelerator ready 26 September 2016 | News More
    Ninety-six modules fully installed in 1.7-km long tunnel section

  • European XFEL names three campus roads after outstanding scientists 23 September 2016 | News More
    Facility pays homage to pioneers in X-ray crystallography and former DESY director

  • European XFEL presented X-Ray laser at Hamburg Day of Science 12 September 2016 | News More
    Life science event featured presentations on free-electron laser science

  • In Memoriam: Ahmed Zewail (1946–2016) 04 August 2016 | News More
    European XFEL mourns passing of Nobel laureate and founding father of femtochemistry

  • Schleswig-Holstein Minister President Torsten Albig visits European XFEL 03 August 2016 | News More
    Head of German federal state makes second visit to facility

  • Polish contribution to European XFEL successfully completed 28 July 2016 | News More
    Polish delegation visits DESY and European XFEL

  • Electron injector for European XFEL exceeds expectations 25 July 2016 | News More
    First accelerator section successfully tested

  • Annual Report 2015 available 18 July 2016 | Announcement More
    European XFEL publishes its sixth annual report

  • Travel alongside a 3.4 km long X-ray laser, in less than 5 minutes 14 July 2016 | News More
    Enjoy the European XFEL tunnel flight film

  • Kurchatov Institute becomes shareholder of European XFEL 11 July 2016 | News More
    RUSNANO transfers Russian shares to leading national research center

  • European XFEL inaugurates Schenefeld headquarters 29 June 2016 | News More
    Ceremony with 400 guests marks milestone in the construction of the X-ray laser

  • European XFEL runs for charity 21 June 2016 | News More
    HSH Nordbank Run raises 155 000 € for “Kinder helfen Kinder”

  • European XFEL moves to new headquarters in Schenefeld 16 June 2016 | News More
    As of 20 June, 300 employees work on the future research campus

  • An underground topping out 17 May 2016 | News More
    First hutches for scientific instruments completed in experiment hall

  • World’s most precise mirror arrives in Hamburg 03 May 2016 | News More
    The first of several ultraflat mirrors is a milestone of a rigorous research and development effort

  • Girls’ Day 2016: kids get their hands on science 29 April 2016 | News More
    Fourteen girls and two boys try basic technical work at European XFEL

  • First X-ray laser simulation suite explores single-particle imaging 25 April 2016 | News More
    Virtual X-ray laser developed to better define how structural biology’s “Holy Grail” method could work

  • Controlling ultrafast electrons in motion 03 March 2016 | News More
    European XFEL researchers participate in experiment at Italian free-electron laser FERMI

  • All segments of first light-generating system installed in European XFEL 01 March 2016 | News More
    Facility reaches prominent milestone

  • Council Chairman and Vice Chairman confirmed in office 24 February 2016 | News More
    Martin Meedom Nielsen and Lars Börjesson continue to head shareholder assembly

  • Strong international demand for extreme conditions laboratory at European XFEL 08 February 2016 | News More
    Memorandum of Understanding between HIBEF and China Academy of Engineering Physics signed

  • European XFEL Users’ Meeting: scientists look towards operation 29 January 2016 | News More
    Attendance again breaks the previous year’s record

  • European XFEL / DESY Users’ Meeting kicks off with record participation 27 January 2016 | News More
    Registrations pass 1000-mark for the first time