October 15, 2019

DESY Delegation in Armenia

The official delegation of Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), headed by Prof. Helmut Dosch, Chairman of the Board of Directors of DESY in Hamburg, visited Armenia (10-13 October) at the invitation of RA President Armen Sarkissian. The goals of the visit were to strengthen and enhance the existing partnership and cooperation of DESY with A. I. Alikhanian National Laboratory (AANL) and CANDLE Synchrotron Research Institute. The President heartedly welcomed the delegation members and expressed his lasting support to joint programs among German and Armenian scientists.

On the 10th of October, DESY delegation visited CANDLE Synchrotron Research Institute. The aim of the visit was to discuss the opportunities for joint research with DESY divisions, European XFEL and to further develop outreach and training activities for scholars, teachers and students.

Having discussed DESY and CANDLE activities, the guests were introduced AREAL laser driven electron accelerator and plans on the creation of THz Free Electron Laser and the development of BETA station (advanced accelerator concepts), the laser driven microfabrication and microscopy stations and research laboratories of the Institute.

On the same day, at the residency of German Ambassador in Armenia H.E. Mr. Michael Johannes Banzhaf, a Joint Declaration between DESY and CANDLE SRI was signed. In recognition of the successful long-term cooperation between DESY and CANDLE SRI in the fields of accelerator physics and applications, and in order to further strengthen this collaboration, it is agreed that the strong involvement of CANDLE SRI in the design and construction of DESY flagship project of ultrahigh brightness synchrotron light facility PETRA IV is of mutual interest.

Since it is very important to educate and train the young generation for future development of science, scientific institutions and knowledge-based societies, DESY and CANDLE SRI have established educational and outreach programs and intend to intensify the cooperation in this field.

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DESY strengthens cooperation with Armenia

European XFEL takes part in scientific delegation to Armenia

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