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Also in this year GSI and FAIR participated in the International Masterclasses for particle physics. Within the framework of an ALICE Masterclass, 30 students were able to get an insight into the daily work and data analysis in particle physics. ALICE is one of the four large experiments at the accelerator LHC located at the European research center CERN in Geneva. ALICE investigates in particular collisions of nuclei of heavy lead atoms. Due to the Corona pandemic, the event was held in a…

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Within the framework of the funding initiative Distr@l of the Hessian Ministry for Digital Strategy and Development, a project of GSI/FAIR is funded this year with a sum of about 45,000 Euros. The so-called RoSEN methods are a software developed for the description of closed surfaces in multidimensional spaces. In a feasibility study the funding is to be used to test and evaluate application scenarios together with collaboration partners from industry. For example, the method could be used for…

Photo: C. Pomplun, GSI
Our now published issue No. 19 of our GSI/FAIR magazine "target" shows the diversity of our scientific work. Research on tumor therapy, superheavy elements, black holes and exotic nuclear states in collaboration with many partner institutions is expanding our knowledge of our world and our cosmos true to our motto: the universe in the laboratory.

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The Facility of Antiproton and Ion Research in Europe GmbH (FAIR) hosted Industrial Liaison Officers (ILOs) from its partner countries on March 15th. The meeting provided the participating ILOs with the opportunity to get the latest update on topics related to the FAIR project, including progress on FAIR subprojects, and as well significant information about procurement and in-kind contributions. They also received informed about the other networking platforms and events, taking place in…

Illustration: Bill Saxton / NSF / AUI / NRAO
A team of international researchers, including Professor Almudena Arcones from the GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung and TU Darmstadt and Dr. Marius Eichler, went back to the formation of our Solar System, 4.6 billion years ago, and gained new insights into the cosmic origin of the heaviest elements on the periodic table, as reported in a study published in the journal Science.

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Recently, the annual meeting of the FAIR-GSI Exotic Nuclei Community (GENCO) took place via videoconference. Part of the event — as every year — was the presentation of the Young Scientist Award as well as the admission of new members. The special colloquium "Ode to projectile fragmentation" was given by Professor Marek Pfuetzner from the University of Warsaw.

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Each year, the European Research Council (ERC) awards several extremely prestigious research funding prizes for cutting-edge research. The outstanding quality of scientific research at GSI and FAIR was directly recognized last year with two "ERC Advanced Grants" for GSI physicists Marco Durante and Gabriel Martínez-Pinedo. In addition, GSI and FAIR also attract ERC grant laureates from other research institutions who are closely connected to GSI/FAIR through their specialist topics or who…