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New building at the Helmholtz Institute Jena.
The new research building of the Helmholtz Institute Jena has been decorated with an architectural award: The office "Osterwold°Schmidt EXP!ANDER Architekten" from Weimar was honored with the "best architects award 24" for the new building, which was opened last winter. The "best architects award" is one of the most prestigious architectural awards in Europe and is considered a seal of quality for outstanding architectural achievement.

An artist's rendition of the scandium nuclear clock:
An international research team has taken a decisive step toward a new generation of atomic clocks. At the European XFEL X-ray laser, the researchers have created a much more precise pulse generator based on the element scandium, which enables an accuracy of one second in 300 billion years – that is about a thousand times more precise than the current standard atomic clock based on caesium. The team, which includes scientists from the Helmholtz Institute Jena, a branch of the GSI Helmholtzzentrum…

Heavy-ion synchrotron SIS18 exterior view
Two of Europe's leading centers for the study and application of heavy particles in oncology will partner in the “CROSS” project to investigate for the first time in living organisms whether the sequence of carbon ions followed by photons is more effective in treating radioresistant tumors than the reverse order of irradiation. The study is part of a long-standing collaboration in which the National Center for Oncological Hadron Therapy CNAO in Pavia and the GSI Helmholtzzentrum ....

In collaboration with GSI/FAIR and the Technical University of Darmstadt, the European Space Operations Centre (ESOC) recently hosted the second edition of the Artificial Intelligence Symposium on Technology, Applications, and Research (AISTAR). The collaborative effort exemplified the spirit of mutual interest and strong partnerships in the pursuit of cutting-edge AI research. The symposium created a space for connecting, networking, and exchanging ideas, facilitating new contacts and…

Group photo of the participants of Saturday Morning Physics 2023
On Saturday, December 2, around 120 high-school students from all over Hesse visited the GSI/FAIR campus as part of the “Saturday Morning Physics” lecture series – for the first time on site again since the corona pandemic. In tours of the research facilities, the students gained exciting insights into current physics research, explored the existing GSI particle accelerators, experiments and infrastructure facilities and were informed about the construction of the international accelerator…

Group photo of participants at GSI/FAIR campus.
The annual #ErasmusDays took place recently: During this week of action, the whole of Europe celebrated the Erasmus+ programme, an exchange programme supported by the European Union. GSI and FAIR also took part in the events.

SPARC PhD Award ceremony
Dr. Jonas Sommerfeldt of the Technical University of Braunschweig received this year's PhD Award of the SPARC Collaboration for his work on the Delbrück scattering. The SPARC PhD Award was presented at the SPARC Collaboration Workshop by co-organizer Dr. Carlo Bruno.

Honor for Professor Peter Braun-Munzinger.
Professor Peter Braun-Munzinger, the Scientific Director of the ExtreMe Matter Institute EMMI at the GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung has been elected as foreign member of the Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences. The election recognizes his research work and his reputation on an international level.

Professor Christian Graeff has been awarded the Consolidator Grant from the European Research Council (ERC).
Professor Christian Graeff from GSI’s Biophysics Department has been awarded the highly sought-after Consolidator Grant from the European Research Council (ERC). The prestigious research funding award supports a project to improve tumor therapy with a funding sum in the millions. Christian Graeff will lead this research project as principal investigator and conduct it with a corresponding team. The renowned prize also underlines the outstanding quality of...