KEK-DESY Directorate Meeting was held on May 18th and new framework agreement was concluded

The 8th KEK-DESY directorate meeting was held on Tuesday, May 18th between KEK and Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY (DESY) to provide a forum for their communication of representatives. The first meeting started in 2005 and it has been held regularly almost once every two years.

This year it was held remotely due to the COVID-19.


This was the first meeting with new directors of KEK that started on April 1. There were active discussions on progress at both institutes relating to accelerator science, particle and nuclear physics and material science, especially for the Belle II experiment and the development of superconducting acceleration technology, which are being carried out under the cooperation between the two countries.


Their collaboration has been carried out under the general agreement that started in the year 2000 and now a new framework agreement for further collaboration has been signed. DESY proposed the exchange of human resources between the two institutions, including young researchers in their new fields of research. The new agreement will further strengthen fruitful collaboration.


DESY Director Helmut Dosch

KEK Director General Masanori Yamauchi