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Group photo of the signing ceremony
A new agreement strengthens international research collaborations by creating exchange opportunities for PhD students and postdoctoral fellows: The nonprofit Canadian research organization Mitacs and the GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung are delighted to launch a formal partnership to support German and Canadian doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows at host-country research institutions. GSI becomes the third Helmholtz center after Forschungszentrum Jülich (FZJ) and Karlsruhe…

Visit to the testing hall for FAIR components
The Hessian Minister of Finance, Michael Boddenberg, recently visited GSI and FAIR. The progress and developments of the FAIR project were the focus of the meeting. He was welcomed by Dr. Ulrich Breuer, the Administrative Managing Director of GSI and FAIR, Jörg Blaurock, the Technical Managing Director of GSI and FAIR, as well as Jutta Leroudier from the Press and Public Relations department of GSI and FAIR. Achim Baumbach, Deputy Head of department at the Ministry of Finance, and Moritz Josten,…

At the cryogenics test facility
Hildegard Förster-Heldmann, member of the Hessian parliament, deputy chairperson of the parliamentary group of Bündnis 90/Die Grünen Hessen and chairperson of the city council fraction in Darmstadt, recently visited GSI and FAIR. Dr. Ulrich Breuer, Administrative Managing Director of GSI and FAIR and Jörg Blaurock, Technical Managing Director of GSI and FAIR as well as Dr. Ingo Peter, Head of Press and Public Relations of GSI and FAIR, welcomed her. The politician was accompanied by Oliver…

Group picture in the front of the linear accelerator UNILAC.
The progress of the FAIR project, the current scientific activities and the campus development were central topics during the visit of the chairperson of the CDU parliamentary group in the Hessian state parliament, Ines Claus, at GSI and FAIR. The politician from Groß-Gerau was welcomed by Dr. Ulrich Breuer, Administrative Managing Director of GSI and FAIR and Jörg Blaurock, Technical Managing director of GSI and FAIR as well as Dr. Ingo Peter, Head of Press and Public Relations of GSI and FAIR.…

Drone pilote and filmmaker Lars Möller (l.), in charge of organisation and editing is Lena Weitz (r.), Public Relations Department GSI/FAIR.
The "Longterm Dronelapse 2018-2020" with which GSI/FAIR document the progress on the FAIR construction site was awarded the "Intermedia-globe SILVER Award" by the World Media Festival. 811 entries from 41 nations were submitted to this film competition.

The international accelerator facility FAIR is currently under construction at GSI.
Within the framework of the project funding of the ErUM-Pro action plan of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the Institute of Nuclear Physics at the University of Cologne will receive a total of 2.8 million euros for the next three years. This funding will be used to support the projects of Professor Dr. Jan Jolie, Professor Dr. Peter Reiter and Professor Dr. Andreas Zilges, which address the investigation of the smallest structures of matter.

The high gloss interior of the FoS Alvarez structure.
Highest quality and a mirror-like gloss: Inside the so-called Alvarez accelerator, a 55-meter-long part of GSI's linear accelerator UNILAC, the high-grade copper surface stands out. Due to the upgrading measures for operation with the new FAIR accelerator facility, which is currently under construction, the existing GSI facility is also undergoing many improvements.

View of the FAIR ring tunnel and the transfer building.
In June, the construction company PORR, responsible for civil engineering in the FAIR Construction Site North, won the Austrian Solid Bautechpreis 2021 in the category "International". The prizes are awarded every two years as main prizes and recognitions for outstanding construction achievements of Austrian companies by the construction magazine SOLID. A top-class jury of experts honors construction projects in various categories.

On the occasion of the completion of the SIS100 series dipole magnets there was a small celebration. .
Another decisive step has been taken on the way to completion of the large ring accelerator SIS100, the heart of the future accelerator center FAIR: The production of all 110 superconducting dipole magnets for the new heavy ion accelerator with a circumference of 1.1 kilometers has been completed, as have the corresponding cold tests at the final operating temperature of -269 degrees.