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Participants of the European Cryogenics Days 2023
On two days in March, the European Cryogenics Days (ECD) took place at the GSI/FAIR campus in Darmstadt. The international conference focuses on all topics related to cryogenics, from giant cryogenics applications such as the superconducting FAIR accelerator to hydrogen mobility and lowest temperatures on the tiny scales of cells. Co-hosted by the Cryogenics Society of Europe, the ECDs have been held regularly at various research institutions in Europe since 2015.

Ring accelerator SIS18 at GSI/FAIR
Radiation therapy, manufacturing radiopharmaceuticals, developing and certifying drugs and designing energy-efficient semiconductors and new high-performance materials – these are just some of the different areas that are of great economic relevance. They are also areas in which accelerator-based technologies offer enormous advantages to research and development, in manufacturing and for quality control. However, at present the potential of such technologies is not being fully tapped outside the…

Participants of the conference in Aschaffenburg.
More than 300 researchers from around the world met in Aschaffenburg, Germany, March 27 to 31, 2023, for the "11th International Conference on Hard and Electromagnetic Probes of High-Energy Nuclear Collisions."

Ring accelerator SIS18
The EU-funded project HEARTS aims at providing access to high-energy heavy ion radiation testing facilities for both space exploitation and exploration. Two new radiation-testing facilities open to space applications, such is the promise of the HEARTS project. Started last January, this project will enable testing high-end microelectronics technology for novel space applications, as well as for shielding and radiobiology experiments that will foster human space exploration. GSI, as the most…

Risk for earthquakes in Europe.
Can nuclear physics improve the prediction of earthquakes? That is the goal of the European research project artEmis, in which the GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung is participating together with twelve other institutes. Within the framework of artEmis, which is supported by an EU grant (Euratom) of two million euros until 2027, the foundation for a reliable early warning system for earthquakes is to be laid. A network of sensors measuring radon levels and other parameters in…

Professor Gerhard Kraft
Professor Gerhard Kraft, biophysicist and pioneer of modern heavy ion therapy, passed away in Heidelberg on Saturday, March 18, 2023 at the age of 81. GSI and FAIR received the news with deep sadness and mourn the loss of one of their most renowned scientists. The initiator and decisive pioneer of tumor therapy with ion beams established the biophysical research department at GSI in the early 1980s, which he headed from 1981 to 2008. For his exceptional merits, especially in cancer research and…

Violeta López López.
The "Artist-in-Science-Residence" program to take place again in 2023: "Kultur einer Digitalstadt", in cooperation with GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung, the European Space Operations Center (ESOC) and the Hessian Centre for Artificial Intelligence (hessian.AI), has once again awarded three scholarships for internationally renowned artists. The artistic jury and representatives of the cooperating institutes selected three scholarship holders from a total of 187 applications...

Aerial view of the FAIR construction site.
Following a special meeting (March 9/10), the shareholders of FAIR GmbH today decided on the progress of the FAIR project. Due to the excellent evaluation in the scientific review of the FAIR project, the Federal Republic of Germany and the State of Hesse are willing to finance the first construction stage 'First Science' with a supplementary sum of approximately 518 million euros. This means that the foreseen total budget available for the scenario will be approximately 3.3 billion euros.

AI Innovation Lab of the Hessian Center for Artificial Intelligence (hessian.AI) at the Green IT Cube of GSI.
Hessen's Digital Minister Prof. Dr. Kristina Sinemus today inaugurated the AI Innovation Lab at the Green IT Cube of the GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt. Funded with approximately 10 million euros, the project serves as a focal point for companies, startups and academia with the central goal of providing access to an AI supercomputing infrastructure.