Laser-driven “mirrors” capable of reflecting or manipulating light have been produced in research led at the University of Strathclyde with participation of GSI/FAIR scientists. The “mirrors” exist for only a fragment of time but could help to reduce the size of ultra-high power lasers, which currently occupy buildings the size of aircraft hangars, to university basement sizes.
On November 1, the 80th birthday of Professor Dr. Dr. h.c. Hans Gutbrod was celebrated with a colloquium highlighting the scientific milestones of his career. Four renowned scientist-colleagues reported in lectures on Hans Gutbrod’s work and achievements in the field of relativistic heavy-ion physics.
Synthetic hibernation of astronauts could become a promising key technology for the future of spaceflight and for the benefit of mankind. This is especially the case for long-term missions, for example to Mars. In an exciting science video on the topic, the European Space Agency ESA features the essential expertise of GSI/FAIR in this field and presents it prominently.
Also this year GSI/FAIR participates in the successful format "Artist-in-Science-Residence". After the productive visit of the Italian artist Luca Spano in summer 2022, interested artists now have the opportunity to apply.
Support for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and the public sector in their digital transformation. This is the goal of the so-called European Digital Innovation Hubs (EDIHs), which the European Commission had announced for the first time by competition. A consortium in southern Hesse supported by the state government and coordinated by the House of Digital Transformation e.V. (HoDT) and with the other members GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt,…
The research institutions GSI and FAIR and Georgia intend to strengthen their scientific cooperation in the future. A corresponding Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was recently signed by Professor Mikheil Chkhenkeli, Georgian Minister of Education and Science, and Professor Paolo Giubellino, Scientific Managing Director of GSI and FAIR.
Dr. Johannes Hornung receives the GSI-FAIR PhD Award 2022 for his doctoral thesis on the interaction of high-intensity laser pulses with solid targets. The award was recently presented in a special colloquium by Professor Paolo Giubellino, Scientific Managing Director of FAIR and GSI, and Daniel Sälzer, Managing Director of Pfeiffer Vacuum GmbH. The annual award is sponsored by Pfeiffer Vacuum and is endowed with 1000 euros.
The FDP member of the Hessian Parliament and vice president of the Parliament Dr. Jörg-Uwe Hahn recently visited GSI/FAIR. He came together with Dr. Matthias Büger, FDP member of the Hessian Parliament, Dr. Dierk Molter, former city councilor and honorary chairman of the FDP faction in Darmstadt, and assistant Justin Geiß...
With a new method, the colour of pulsed high-power lasers can be freely adjusted over a comparatively large range. The method improves the application possibilities of such systems in industry and research.