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The “FAIR Days Polen” were hosted by the Jagiellonian University Krakow
Two “FAIR Days”, recently hosted by Jagiellonian University (JU) Krakow, aimed to boost the Polish participation in FAIR. It was a very successful event with a number of important meetings, including such with the Vice Rector Research of the Jagiellonian University, with the Polish Academy of Sciences, with a very large and qualified delegation of Polish industries, with authorities and with the representatives of the different universities which are participating in FAIR. A colloquium and the…

Professor Gabriel Martínez-Pinedo
Professor Gabriel Martínez-Pinedo will receive the 2022 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize from the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation). This is most important and highest endowed German research prize. Martínez-Pinedo is award for his outstanding work at the interface between astrophysics, nuclear physics and neutrino physics. He researches and teaches at the Institute for Nuclear Physics at the TU Darmstadt and at the GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung in…

Experimental setup of the diamond gyroscope with diamond sensor, diode laser and photo detector.
When we turn our head, our brain realizes this rotation primarily through the visual impression — that is, through what we see. Technical devices, on the other hand, rely on gyroscopes, i.e. rotation sensors. Among other things, these are important for navigation. In an airplane's autopilot, for example, a gyroscope detects the three different types of rotation that the plane can perform: It can roll, i.e. turn one wing down and the other up, pull the nose up or down (pitch), or turn relative to…

The two recipients of the Christoph Schmelzer Award Dr. Felix Horst und Dr. Theresa Suckert.
Two young researchers have been awarded this year's Christoph Schmelzer Prize: Dr. Theresa Suckert from the Technical University of Dresden and German Cancer Consortium (DKTK), partner site Dresden, and Dr. Felix Horst from the University of Giessen. With this award, the Association for the Promotion of Tumor Therapy with Heavy Ions e.V. annually honors outstanding master's respectively doctoral theses in the field of tumor therapy with ion beams.

The ISOLDE experiment faciliy at CERN.
Physicists call the atomic nucleus of tin-100 doubly magic because it simultaneously has two shell closures. Nevertheless, it is very difficult to measure its mass. An international group of scientists at the European research centre CERN (Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire) including physicists from GSI Helmholtzzentrum and University of. Greifswald has now succeeded in measuring the precise masses of the indium isotopes 99In, 100In and 101In, thus making it possible to draw…

Screenshot from the vidoeconference — High-school students learn more about GSI/FAIR during Saturday Morning Physics
Approximately 170 high-school students learned about GSI and FAIR this year in the lecture series “Saturday Morning Physics”. The series, organized by the Technical University of Darmstadt, takes place as an online-only event due to the Corona pandemic, as it already did last year. On four Saturdays, the participants quench their thirst for knowledge about current research in physics —last Saturday, a virtual visit to the accelerators and experiments of GSI and FAIR was part of the program.

Dr. Oliver Noll has been awarded the PANDA PhD Prize 2021.
Dr. Oliver Noll has received the PANDA PhD Prize 2021 for his doctoral thesis "Digital Signal Processing for the Measurement of Particle Properties with the PANDA Electromagnetic Calorimeter" at GSI, FAIR and Mainz University. His doctoral advisor was Prof. Dr. Frank Maas from Mainz University. The award was announced by the spokesman of the PANDA Collaboration, Ulrich Wiedner from the Ruhr-University Bochum, at the most recent Online PANDA Collaboration meeting.

Insertion of the improved TPC
Extensive upgrades have been made over the past two years to the ALICE experiment at the European Research Center CERN in Geneva. GSI plays a major role in the construction and operation of the giant detector which now returned to operation and delivered first data in test collisions.

Treatment Facility at GSI and FAIR
Which are the best applications for tumor therapy with charged particles to realize its great potential for the future? In which cases can it be used most effectively? These aspects belong to the most exciting questions in radiation biology and medical physics. A group of top-class experts now evaluated and summarized the state-of-the-art of heavy ion radiotherapy and presented a review article in the world-renowned online journal "Nature Reviews". Main author of the text with the title „Physics…