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The recent launch of ESA's Juice spacecraft marked the beginning of an ambitious journey that aims to explore the mysteries of Jupiter's icy moons. It will be eight years on the road, traveling billions of kilometers along the way, and is designed to find out whether conditions for life could exist on Jupiter's moons. A cutting-edge high-tech development from GSI and FAIR is also on board during this unique research expedition.

View into the target chamber of the PHELIX laser
The French research organization CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) and three research centers of the Helmholtz Association, among them GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung, have joined forces to form the Dark Matter Lab (DMLab), an international research laboratory (IRL) dedicated to the study of dark matter. The DMLab is coordinated on the German side by DESY.

Awarding of the prize to Dr. Francesca Luoni by Matthias W. Send, Chairman Board of the Vereinigung von Freunden der Technischen Universität zu Darmstadtb e.V.
Dr. Francesca Luoni from the GSI Department of Biophysics was honored with the “Prize for outstanding scientific achievements” of the association “Freunde der Technische Universität zu Darmstadt e.V.”. She received the award for her PhD thesis on “Radiation Shielding during Deep-Space Missions: Dose Measurements, Monte Carlo Simulations, and Nuclear Cross-Sections”. The award ceremony took place at the spring festival of the TU Friends in the guest house of the TU Darmstadt.

GSI and FAIR invite to Open House
How are the building blocks of our life created? What weapons can help humanity in the fight against cancer? What are planets composed of in their innermost core? What is currently happening on the construction site for one of the world's largest research projects? Answers to these and many other exciting questions can be found at the Open House, to which the GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung and the future accelerator center FAIR invite on Saturday, 15 July 2023, from 10 a.m. to 4…

Group photo with all participants at the Satellite event in Egelsbach.
The two days France@FAIR event emphasized international collaboration in research and innovation, with insights shared on the FAIR mega science project and current opportunities. The successful event included a tour of the civil construction site, presentations by directors, and a satellite event attended by passionate scientists and French companies.

Starting point of the PHELIX laser at GSI/FAIR
The THRILL (Technology for High-Repetition-rate Intense Laser Laboratories) project received more than ten million euro of funding in the framework of the European Union’s HORIZON EUROPE program. The project aims at providing new designs and high-performance components for high-energy high-repetition-rate lasers, enabling the technical readiness level required to specify and build the needed devices. This work improves the performance, the energy efficiency and reliability in operation of such…

The digital twin of DC Smarter will be used in the high-performance cumpting center Green IT Cube in the future.
DC Smarter and GSI concluded a future-oriented cooperation agreement: The German IT company is the first industrial partner to move into the Digital Open Lab at the high-performance computing center Green IT Cube of GSI/FAIR, where it will make its DC Vision® solution available. By combining a digital twin with augmented reality, the software optimizes key data center tasks such as remote hands services, documentation management and visual inspections.

Group photo of the Girls'Day participants
[Translate to English:] Einen neuen Teilnahmerekord konnten GSI/FAIR im Jahr 2023 beim bundesweiten Aktionstag Girls’Day verzeichnen. Insgesamt nahmen 68 Mädchen im Alter zwischen elf und 15 Jahren an der Veranstaltung teil und informierten sich über die Beschleunigeranlagen und Experimente, über die Forschung und die Infrastruktur sowie insbesondere über das Berufsangebot bei GSI und FAIR. Das sind mehr als bei jeder anderen Girls’Day-Veranstaltung zuvor, die in Präsenz auf dem Campus…

Simulation of liver treatment produced with software MatRad.
On site at GSI/FAIR, 24 interested high-school students were given the opportunity to learn more about tumor therapy with ion beams during a Masterclass in March. The event was hosted by scientists of the Biophysics research department at GSI/FAIR. All Particle Therapy Masterclasses (PTMCs) are coordinated by GSI/FAIR in the framework of the International Masterclasses of the IPPOG (International Particle Physics Outreach Group), of which GSI is an associate member.