50 years GSI



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50 years GSI

In 2019 the GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung celebrates its 50th birthday. On 17 december 1969, the former Gesellschaft für Schwerionenforschung was founded. Here you will find an overview of several activities for the anniversary year.


Timeline: Review of 50 years GSI

The GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2019. During the decades, GSI has developed from a national research institute with worldwide collaborations into an international campus. With the international FAIR accelerator center, in which GSI is the German and also the main shareholder, people from all over the world will carry out cutting-edge research for decades to come. We have compiled the highlights of the GSI history. Join us on a journey through time, click your way through 50 years of GSI, and take a look into the future of FAIR.


50 years, 50 pictures — Vote for favorite photos

Select your favourite pictures from five decades of GSI history. 50 years of GSI are also 50 years full of impressive images of our accelerators, experiments and facilities. We have selected 50 of the best photos and now ask you to select your three favorite pictures.

50 years - 50 pictures

Special editions - 50 years of GSI - in the shop

For the 50th anniversaryof GSI we offer various special editions in our GSI shop.

Anniversary postcard - 50 years of GSI <br> 0,50€
Highlighter - 50 Years of GSI <br> 1€
Anniversary postcard - 50 years of GSI <br> 0,50€
Highlighter - 50 Years of GSI<br> 1€
Photo: G. Otto, GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung
Photo: GSI Helmholtzzentrum

Anniversary program of the public lecture series "Wissenschaft für Alle"

Not only GSI celebrates 50 years of existence, also the periodic table of the elements has its 150th birthday. Hence, our anniversary program of the public lectures series "Wissenschaft für Alle" in the year 2019 focuses on the periodic table and the six elements discovered at GSI with a talk for each one of them. A contribution on the hitherto achieved scientific highlights of GSI is also an integral part. Further information can be found on the website of "Wissenschaft für Alle" (German only).


Photo Calendar for 2019 — 50 years GSI

To celebrate the anniversary we designed a photo calendar. This calendar is free of charge.

For employees

Employees of GSI and FAIR can pick up their copy at the GSI print shop.

Please note: To make sure that everyone gets a calendar, we only hand out two copies per person.

For external parties

500 calendars are reserved for shipping. If you would like to get a copy, please send your adresse to fotokalender(at)gsi.de. Please note: Due to the shipping costs we can only send the calendar to adresses in Germany! Only as long as supplies last.

"50 years GSI" photo calendar
Photo: L. Weitz/GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH