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The new accelerator facility FAIR is under construction at GSI. Learn more.

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Facts and Figures about GSI

Foundation

1969

Associates

Federal Republic of Germany (90%), State of Hesse (8%), State of Rhineland-Palatinate (1%), Free State of Thuringia (1%)

Member

Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft Deutscher Forschungszentren

Mission

Construction and operation of accelerator facilities and research with heavy ions

Budget

€113 million

Staff

1,400 employees

Visiting scientists

1,200 scientists from universities and research institutes all over the world, including more than 350 master and doctoral candidates

Apprenticeship

approx. 30 apprentices in technical and commercial professions

Young researchers

more than 350 doctoral candidates in our graduate school HGS-HIRe for FAIR

Scientific cooperations

Global cooperations with approximately 400 institutes from more than 50 countries

Large facility equipment

Linear Accelerator UNILAC

Heavy Ion Synchrotron SIS

Experimental Storage Ring ESR

Fragment separator FRS

Highenergy-/Highperformance Laser PHELIX

Several large spectrometer and detector systems

Medical irradiation facility for cancer therapy

Participation in the ALICE detector of the European Organization for Nuclear Research CERN