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Current developments and new strategies for future data center operations were the focus of the Data Center Expert Summit 2022, the expert conference for data centers in Germany, held recently at GSI/FAIR. It was organized by the eco Association of the Internet Industry in cooperation with GSI/FAIR's Technology Transfer Department. The event was also attended by the State Secretary in the Hessian Ministry for Digital Strategy and Development and CIO of the Federal State of Hesse, Patrick…

Neutron stars and particle tracks
An international research team, including researchers from the GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt, has for the first time combined data from heavy-ion experiments, gravitational wave measurements and other astronomical observations using advanced theoretical modelling to more precisely constrain the properties of nuclear matter as it can be found in the interior of neutron stars. The results were published in the journal “Nature”.

A new partnership agreement was signed with the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee.
A Memorandum of Understanding and a GET_INvolved Partnership agreement which focuses on mobility and capacity building were executed between Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee India and GSI/FAIR Darmstadt Germany. The proposed trilateral agreement will enable internship, training and research programs between GSI/FAIR and IIT Roorkee, envisioned to create opportunities for collaborations between the institutes. FAIR is one of the largest research projects worldwide, being built at the GSI…

Mainz-based setup of the GNOME Network
For the first time, comprehensive data on the search for dark matter using a global network of optical magnetometers has been published by an international group of scientists with key participation from the PRISMA+ Cluster of Excellence at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) and the Helmholtz Institute Mainz (HIM). According to the scientists, dark matter fields should produce a characteristic signal pattern that can be detected by correlated measurements at multiple stations of the GNOME…

Meeting with the Scientific Managing Director Prof. Dr. Paolo Giubellino (left) and the Research Director Prof. Dr. Karlheinz Langanke.
GSI and FAIR in Darmstadt and the Saint Mary's University (SMU) in Halifax, Canada, have signed a mobility program contract to promote academic and research collaboration between the two institutions. The representatives of GSI/FAIR and Saint Mary's University met virtually to ink their commitment to promote exchange and training opportunities for young students and early-stage researchers.

At the detector setup
“It is very impressive to see how such a large collaboration of international scientists works together and I am impressed by the great scientific achievements”, says Professor Paolo Giubellino, the Scientific Managing Director of GSI and FAIR. Together with his colleagues Jörg Blaurock and Dr. Ulrich Breuer, the Technical Managing Director and the Administrative Managing Director of GSI and FAIR, he visited the WASA detector, which is presently installed at the GSI fragment separator FRS, a few…

Prof. Dr. Gabriel Martínez-Pinedo with DFG President Prof. Dr. Katja Becker.
GSI/FAIR scientist Professor Gabriel Martínez-Pinedo received the 2022 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize from the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation). This is the most important and highest endowed German research prize. The award ceremony was held in Bonn on May 12, 2022. The decision was announced in December 2021. The award ceremony could be followed via livestream. Martínez-Pinedo was awarded for his outstanding work at the ...

Best trainees and their supervisiors
In the summer exams 2021 of the IHK two apprentices of GSI/FAIR were the best within the chamber district Darmstadt. Paul Döbel from the department "Mechanics & Metalworking" passed the exam as construction mechanic and Merlin Weiland from the department "Control Systems" passed the exam as electronic technician for devices and systems. The training was supervised by the instructors Thomas Schiemann and Holger Becht respectively.

The experiments took place at the European XFEL.
A research team was able to generate polarized X-rays with unprecedented purity at the European XFEL in Hamburg. The experiments involved scientists from the Helmholtz Institute Jena, a branch of GSI, Friedrich Schiller University Jena and the Helmholtz Center Dresden-Rossendorf. The method is supposed to be used in the coming years to show that even vacuum behaves like a material under certain circumstances — a prediction from quantum electrodynamics.