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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, including 750 scientists and engineers
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