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At GSI/FAIR, influenza viruses were irradiated with high-energy heavy ions (the photo shows the interior view of the cavity).
Researching new vaccines quickly and powerfully for the benefit of humanity — the COVID-19 pandemic rendered clear the need for effective and rapid vaccine development processes. Scientists from the GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt and the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI) in Braunschweig investigated an innovative method that has the potential to increase significantly the effectiveness of future vaccine development.

Dr. Anna Alicke receives the PANDA PhD Prize
The PANDA PhD Prize 2023 was awarded to Anna Alicke (FZ Jülich/Germany). In her dissertation she studied hyperon production and reactions within the PANDA detector, which is being built at the FAIR accelerator facility.

Experimental setup at RIKEN — EURICA germanium array
An international research team including scientists from GSI/FAIR has succeeded for the first time in investigating the isospin dependence of effective charges in excited states of cadmium in experiments at the RIKEN accelerator facility in Japan. The results of the measurements have now been published in the journal Physical Review Letters.

[Translate to English:] Trauer um Zbigniew Majka
It is a great loss for FAIR. On the 20th of May 2024, a staunch supporter and founding father of FAIR, Professor Dr. hab. Zbigniew Majka, has passed away at the age of 77. Zbigniew Majka was a renowned scientist, a leading figure in nuclear physics. He was a full professor at the Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Applied Computer Science at Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland.

The Administrative Managing Director of GSI and FAIR, Dr. Katharina Stummeyer.
The science manager and biochemist Dr. Katharina Stummeyer has taken up the position of the Administrative Managing Director of the GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH and the Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research in Europe GmbH (FAIR GmbH) on 1 June 2024. She previously has been head of the project management agency of the Gesellschaft für Anlagen- und Reaktorsicherheit (GRS) gGmbH. Dr. Katharina Stummeyer succeeds Dr. Ulrich Breuer, who took over the position of chancellor…

50 years of Indo-German cooperation in science and technology
India and Germany have successfully cooperated in science and technology for a very long time. The collaboration between Bose and Einstein is just one of many renowned examples of how Indian and German scientists have achieved together major breakthroughs in knowledge. 50 years ago, Germany and India have signed a fundamental cooperation agreement formalizing and giving solid grounds to this cooperation. The cooperation has continued to flourish ever since. This anniversary has now been…

This image shows a supernova remnant thought to have created a magnetar.
A new nucleosynthesis process denoted the νr-process has been suggested by scientists from GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung, Technische Universität Darmstadt, and the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics. It operates when neutron-rich material is exposed to a high flux of neutrinos. The theoretical proposal, which was recently published in “Physical Review Letters”, may be the solution to a long-standing issue related to the production of a group of rare isotopes present in the…

Hans Geissel
GSI and FAIR mourn the loss of Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Hans Geissel * 13.5.1950  † 29.4.2024 who passed away at the age of 73. Hans Geissel was an enthusiastic scientist and gifted experimental physicist, a continuous source of new research ideas, involved in many groundbreaking discoveries in the field of exotic nuclei and other areas of research,awarded numerous scientific prizes and honors, professor at the Justus-Liebig-University Giessen and honorary doctor of Chalmers University in…

The interiour of the ring accelerator SIS18
A new comprehensive simulation study led by GSI/FAIR scientists demonstrates the potential of pulsed electron lenses to significantly increase the highest achievable intensities of heavy-ion beam ring accelerators. This novel space-charge compensation technique is pioneered at GSI/FAIR, where also a prototype is under development. The study, published in Physical Review Letters, paves the way to overcome the so-called space charge limit in ion synchrotrons.