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Pioneer of nuclear physics: Gottfried Münzenberg
GSI and FAIR mourn the loss of an outstanding scientist and pioneer of nuclear physics who shaped nuclear physics research at GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung for decades. The former GSI division head Professor Dr. Gottfried Münzenberg passed away on January 2, 2024 at the age of 83.

Ceremony for FAIR-GSI PhD Award 2023
Dr. Simon Lauber was honored with the “FAIR-GSI PhD Award 2023” for his outstanding dissertation. Professor Paolo Giubellino, Scientific Managing Director of FAIR and GSI, and Daniel Sälzer, Managing Director of Pfeiffer Vacuum GmbH, recently presented the award in a dedicated colloquium. Sponsored by Pfeiffer Vacuum, the annual award is endowed with 1000 euros. Simon Lauber's PhD thesis on “Advanced numerical and experimental beam dynamics investigations for the cw-heavy ion linac HELIAC ...

Review of the year 2023: An eventful year lies behind us. This selection of the many outstanding events of 2023 at GSI/FAIR gives just a small insight into the diversity. From excellent research results and significant progress on the FAIR construction site to events such as the Open House, we look back on a successful and exciting year.

Two lectures will shed light on cosmic processes such as supernovae and neutron star mergers.
The program of the “Wissenschaft für Alle” lecture series of GSI and FAIR will continue in the first half of 2024 to offer the audience an insight into the newest findings in physics. Interested parties can either attend the event in the lecture hall of GSI/FAIR following a registration or dial into the broadcast of the event via video conference using an internet-enabled device such as a laptop, cell phone or tablet. The program will begin on Wednesday, January 24, 2024, with a talk by Dr. Haik…

Group picture of the workshop participants at the Serial Test Facility (STF).
"Superconductivity and Sustainability" was the motto of a future-oriented workshop held jointly by the GSI SIS100/SIS18 department, headed by Dr. Peter Spiller, and the European superconducting industry association "CONECTUS", chaired by Wolfgang Walter from Bilfinger Noell. The aim of the workshop was to improve communication between the particle accelerator community and the superconducting industry and to present the latest developments in both areas. Numerous well-known European companies…

The GSI/FAIR calendar 2024
The useful year planner has enjoyed great popularity for many years. It lists all public and school holidays. It offers a good overview of the year and is a useful planning aid for many people.

New building at the Helmholtz Institute Jena.
The new research building of the Helmholtz Institute Jena has been decorated with an architectural award: The office "Osterwold°Schmidt EXP!ANDER Architekten" from Weimar was honored with the "best architects award 24" for the new building, which was opened last winter. The "best architects award" is one of the most prestigious architectural awards in Europe and is considered a seal of quality for outstanding architectural achievement.

An artist's rendition of the scandium nuclear clock:
An international research team has taken a decisive step toward a new generation of atomic clocks. At the European XFEL X-ray laser, the researchers have created a much more precise pulse generator based on the element scandium, which enables an accuracy of one second in 300 billion years – that is about a thousand times more precise than the current standard atomic clock based on caesium. The team, which includes scientists from the Helmholtz Institute Jena, a branch of the GSI Helmholtzzentrum…

Heavy-ion synchrotron SIS18 exterior view
Two of Europe's leading centers for the study and application of heavy particles in oncology will partner in the “CROSS” project to investigate for the first time in living organisms whether the sequence of carbon ions followed by photons is more effective in treating radioresistant tumors than the reverse order of irradiation. The study is part of a long-standing collaboration in which the National Center for Oncological Hadron Therapy CNAO in Pavia and the GSI Helmholtzzentrum ....