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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.

Hessian State Secretary Oliver Conz und District President Brigitte Lindscheid visit GSI and FAIR
The Secretary of State in the Hessian Ministry of the Environment, Climate Protection, Agriculture and Consumer Protection, Oliver Conz, and the District President of the Regional Council Darmstadt, Brigitte Lindscheid, recently visited GSI and FAIR to learn about the progress of the FAIR project and the current scientific activities. The guests were welcomed by Professor Paolo Giubellino, Scientific Managing Director of GSI and FAIR, Dr. Ulrich Breuer, Administrative Managing Director of GSI…

Group photo of the participants of Girls'Day 2022
The nationwide day of action Girls'Day could take place on site on the campus of GSI and FAIR again this year. Due to the Corona situation, the capacity available was still slightly reduced compared to previous years, but nevertheless a total of 35 girls between the ages of eleven and fifteen took part in the event and informed themselves about the accelerator facilities and experiments, about research and infrastructure, and especially about the career opportunities at GSI and FAIR.

Exterior view of the high-performance computing center Green IT Cube
The joint supercomputing center Green IT Cube of GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung and the Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research (FAIR) in Darmstadt will be expanded into a research and transfer center focusing on "Water Cooling of Mainframe Computer Systems". For this purpose, GSI receives project funding of 5.5 million Euros from the REACT-EU program.

Reception of the delegation.
The future cooperation between Georgia and GSI/FAIR was the focus of the visit of a high-ranking delegation with the Georgian Minister of Education and Science, Professor Mikheil Chkhenkeli, to GSI and FAIR. The visitors were received by the management of GSI and FAIR and various leading scientists.

Visualisation of the future FAIR particle accelerator center..
The state of North Rhine-Westphalia is supporting five outstanding research networks in pioneering research fields with a total of around 81.2 million euros. The particle accelerator centre FAIR also benefits from this, as one of the funded networks is the NRW-FAIR network, which is actively involved in FAIR's research projects and experiments.

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The construction for the FAIR Control Center (FCC) has begun. The start of work is an important step in the construction of the international accelerator center FAIR (Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research) and marks a decisive moment for one of the largest construction projects for research worldwide. On March 29, 2022, the symbolic laying of the foundation stone for the new building took place on the construction site directly at the western entrance to the GSI Helmholtzzentrum für…