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In front of the Green IT Cube.
The FDP member of the Hessian Parliament Moritz Promny recently visited GSI and FAIR together with Lisa Deißler, also FDP member of the Hessian Parliament. They were welcomed by Professor Paolo Giubellino, Scientific Managing Director of GSI and FAIR, Jörg Blaurock, Technical Managing Director of GSI and FAIR, Markus Jaeger, Deputy Administrative Managing Directorate GSI and FAIR, and Jutta Leroudier from the Public Relations Department.

Artist's impression of a kilonova: two neutron stars at the moment of their merger.
An advanced new three-dimensional (3D) computer simulation of the light emitted following a merger of two neutron stars has produced a similar sequence of spectroscopic features to an observed kilonova. "The unprecedented agreement between our simulations and the observation of kilonova AT2017gfo indicates that we understand broadly what has taken place in the explosion and aftermath," says Luke J. Shingles, scientist at GSI/FAIR and the leading author of the publication in...

The Outer Tracker has arrived at GSI/FAIR and is being unloaded
The decommissioned outer tracker of CERN’s LHCb experiment embarked on a one-week journey to FAIR in Darmstadt, Germany, where it will be used by the PANDA experiment to study how subatomic particles build up matter.

RI.Logistica visits GSI and FAIR
GSI and FAIR are a new member of the non-profit organization RI.Logistica which aims to “get science in place” by providing tools, infrastructure and standards for logistics. In operating and upgrading the existing GSI accelerators and experiments as well as building, installing and commissioning our future FAIR research facilities, GSI/FAIR are facing colossal logistical challenges. Some of those are unique, some are common to several research infrastructures, which allows for synergies.

The NeuLand measurement setup at GSI/FAIR
Researchers of the GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung and the Technical University in Darmstadt, together with an international team, succeeded in producing and detecting the long-sought atomic nucleus oxygen-28 for the first time. The experiment was conducted at the Japanese research center RIKEN. A decisive factor was the first-time use of the meter-high neutron detector NeuLAND, which weighs several tons and was developed for the future accelerator center FAIR ...

Group picture of the participants of the DeGBS meeting in Pforzheim
To promote research on biological effects of ionizing and non-ionizing radiation is the main goal of the German Society for Biological Radiation Research (DeGBS). More than 110 scientists from all over Germany came together at the DeGBS annual meeting to present and discuss new research results for three days. The event was organized by the GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung, Department of Biophysics. It was chaired by Professor Claudia Fournier (Head of GSI Research Group…

Dr. Ralph Aßmann
GSI/FAIR's business area “Accelerator Operations & Development (ACC)” has a new head: Dr. Ralph Aßmann took over the position on September 1, 2023, and will in future manage GSI's existing accelerator facilities and plan the integration and commissioning of FAIR.

The Summer Students visit the FAIR viewpoint
33 students from 20 countries participated in this year’s Summer Student Program at GSI and FAIR. They spent eight weeks on campus, learning about experiments and research fields of GSI and FAIR and experiencing the atmosphere at an international accelerator laboratory.

Group photo of the students of Jagiellonen University at GSI/FAIR
Students from a scientific club at the Jagiellonian University, Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Applied Computer Science, recently visited GSI and FAIR to learn about the various opportunities in science and technology and gain insight into cutting-edge research at GSI/FAIR.