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Inside the Green IT Cube
Following successful recertification, GSI/FAIR's high-performance data center Green IT Cube continues to bear the Blue Angel, the German government's eco-label. Thanks to a special cooling system, the data center is particularly energy-efficient and conserves resources. The conditions for the Blue Angel are reviewed and revised at regular intervals. In order to retain the seal, the Green IT Cube has been adapted to the new criteria.

Professor Reinhard Kulessa
It is with great grief that we bid farewell to Professor Reinhard Kulessa, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, a great colleague who passed away on 13 June this year. Born in 1940 he dedicated his life to nuclear physics as scientist and academic teacher. Already in 1979, he started to work at GSI in the group of Professor Dirk Schwalm, making tremendous contributions to understanding of nuclear structure with studies at UNILAC. Later he contributed to the success of the KAOS, HADES and LAND ...

In the tunnel of GSI/FAIR's large SIS100 ring accelerator.
The Hessian Minister for Science and Research, Art and Culture, Timon Gremmels, recently visited the GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung and the international accelerator center FAIR (Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research in Europe). Accompanied by members of the state parliament Peter Franz and Bijan Kaffenberger he was given a comprehensive insight into the scientific and technical prospects of GSI and FAIR for the coming years. He was welcomed by the management of GSI and FAIR:…

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…