Following the decision of the FAIR Council, the highest body of the FAIR GmbH’s shareholders, for an up-to-date review of the FAIR project, the international committee of experts appointed for the task has completed its final report. The decision was motivated by the challenging financial status of the project. The report has been presented at an extraordinary FAIR Council meeting on October 25th, 2022.
EU funding in the millions to study element formation in neutron star mergers — ERC Synergy Grant goes to international research team with GSI/FAIR participation
The European Union has awarded a total of 11.3 million euros over a period of six years to the HEAVYMETAL research project, which aims to investigate the synthesis of chemical elements in neutron star mergers. Privatdozent Dr. Andreas Bauswein, a researcher in the Theory Department of the GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt, is part of the four-member international team that receives the funding as part of an ERC Synergy Grant. At GSI, currently the international…
The SPD member of the Federal Parliament and physicist from Jena, Dr. Holger Becker, came to GSI and FAIR to visit the FAIR construction site and to learn about the latest results in research and technology development. First, he was welcomed by Dr. Ingo Peter, head of public relations at GSI and FAIR. During a tour of the campus, he was able to see the UNILAC, the ESR, the Therapy Cave and the HADES detector and talk to scientists on site.
Dr. Sebastian Klammes received this year's PhD Award of the SPARC Collaboration for his work on laser cooling of ions in storage rings. The SPARC PhD Award was presented at the 19th SPARC Collaboration Workshop at the Helmholtz Institute Jena by head of the SPARC Award Committe Professor Andrey Surzhykov of the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt and the Technische Universität Braunschweig. Klammes’s doctoral thesis, which he conducted at the GSI/FAIR department SIS100/SIS18, was supervised by…
On Thursday, October 20, 2022, hosted by the Technical University of Darmstadt, the Start-up & Innovation Day will take place for the sixth time at the congress center “darmstadtium” in the city center of Darmstadt. This year, for the first time, GSI and FAIR will participate in the event and present their cooperation offer to start-ups in the context of technology transfer at an exhibition booth.
Recently, more than 150 leading scientists from research centers and universities all over the world convened at GSI/FAIR in a meeting of the international Quarkonium Working Group (QWG) for five days of intense discussion on the latest experimental results, theoretical developments, and new prospects for heavy-quarkonium physics.
From 4th to 7th October the Big Science Business Forum 2022 (BSBF2022) will take place, of which FAIR is a co-organizer. GSI/FAIR will send technical, scientific and administrative delegates to BSBF2022 in Granada. BSBF2022 participants will get the chance to get in depth knowledge of procurement plans for the FAIR project and liaise with its technical representatives.
After a two-year break due to the pandemic, 30 students from 16 countries came to GSI and FAIR this year for the Summer Student Program. They spent eight weeks on campus, learning about the experiments and research areas of GSI and FAIR and experiencing the daily work routine at an international accelerator laboratory.
From September 19 to 24, 2022, the science festival “Highlights der Physik” will take place in Regensburg. Central elements of the event are the large hands-on exhibition and the science shows as well as a lecture program. For those who cannot be there, numerous live streams are offered. GSI and FAIR will also be represented with a stand and will offer knowledge and entertainment about the future accelerator facility FAIR — “The Universe in the Lab” — which is currently under construction at GSI…