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State secretary Judith Pirscher visited GSI/FAIR
The progress of the FAIR project and the ongoing research activities were the focus of a visit to the GSI/FAIR facilities by Judith Pirscher, State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The State Secretary was welcomed by Professor Paolo Giubellino, Scientific Managing Director of GSI and FAIR, and Jörg Blaurock, Technical Managing Director. During her visit, she gained extensive insight into GSI/FAIR’s scientific and technical prospects for the coming decades.

68 girls participated in Girls'Day at GSI/FAIR
The nationwide day of action Girls'Day in 2024 was once again very well received at GSI/FAIR. This time, 68 girls between the ages of eleven and 17 took part in the event and learned about the accelerator facilities and experiments, about research and infrastructure, and especially about the career opportunities at GSI and FAIR. The girls took advantage of Girls'Day to gain insight into the wide range of activities at an international research institution, especially in professions in which…

Heavy ion synchrotron SIS18 – exterior view
It could be a new, promising combination of two therapeutic approaches and a key to better combating advanced-stage cancer. Two strong partners have joined forces to explore this possibility: The biopharmaceutical and translational research institute TRON in Mainz with its highly specialized oncology research and the GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt with its worldwide unique accelerator facilities and the cancer therapy with ion beams developed here. Researchers from…

Visualization of the FAIR accelerator SIS100
What will the physics of the future look like? What are the phenomena that need to be explored? How can this research succeed? In the scientific publication “The sounds of science – a symphony for many instruments and voices – Part II”, the journal Physica Scripta gets to the bottom of these questions. Dr. Suzy Lidström, former editor of the Royal Swedish Academy’s physics journal, asked a total of 24 experts to share their vision of the future. In addition to three Nobel Prize winners – Gerard…

Professor Thomas Stöhlker receives an ERC Advanced Grant.
Thomas Stöhlker, head of the research division for Atomic, Quantum and Fundamental Physics at GSI/FAIR, Director of the Helmholtz Institute Jena and Professor at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, receives an ERC Advanced Grant from the European Research Council (ERC). His project HITHOR has been awarded the European Union's research funding prize for established scientists. The prestigious award enables intensive research with highly-charged 229-thorium ions to pave the way for the…

Prof. Dr. Maarten Boonekamp, Prof. Dr. Frank Maas, Prof. Dr. Jens Erler
The consortium of Dr. Maarten Boonekamp (spokesperson, Institute of Research into the Fundamental Laws of the Universe, CEA, Paris-Saclay), Prof. Dr. Jens Erler (Institute for Nuclear Physics, JGU Mainz), and Prof. Dr. Frank Maas (Institute for Nuclear Physics, JGU Mainz, GSI/FAIR and Helmholtz Institute Mainz) has been awarded in April 2024 an ERC Advanced Grant for the project “Zeptometry”. This project aims to combine new precision measurements at the highest LHC-energies at the European…

Award ceremony for Dr. Vikas Singhal
The CBM Collaboration awarded two young researchers with the "CBM Best Thesis Award" for outstanding PhD theses. The awards were presented during the CBM Collaboration Meeting and honored Dr Vikas Singhal and Dr Marcel Bajdel. The Compressed Baryonic Matter (CBM) experiment is one of the central research pillars of the international accelerator center FAIR, which is currently being built at GSI.

At the FAIR viewpoint
The ALICE Masterclass took place again this year on the GSI/FAIR campus. In the program addressing high-school students, the interested participants had the opportunity to analyze data from the ALICE experiment at the CERN research center, an experiment to which GSI significantly contributes to the construction, operation and data analysis. The event was organized by scientists of GSI’s ALICE research department.

CERN’s Super Proton Synchrotron in 2022.
Whether in listening to music or pushing a swing in the playground, we are all familiar with resonances and how they amplify an effect – a sound or a movement, for example. However, in high-intensity circular particle accelerators, resonances can be an inconvenience, causing particles to fly off their course and resulting in beam loss. Predicting how resonances and non-linear phenomena affect particle beams requires some very complex dynamics to be disentangled.