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T-lymphocytes before (left) and after (right) the treatment with X-rays.
Radiation therapy is a proven approach to destroying tumours. However, it is possible that it might be able to do even more in the future – namely stimulate the immune system at the same time and so fight cancer even more intensively. Researchers led by TU Darmstadt and with participation of GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung have found that x-rays trigger a calcium signalling cascade in cells of the immune system. The results have now been published in the “Journal of General…

The time-lapse videos are produced with a drone.
Award: The "Longterm Dronelapse 2018-2021", with which GSI/FAIR document the progress of four years on the FAIR construction site, was awarded the "Intermedia Globe SILVER Award" by the World Media Festival. 270 participants from 40 nations took part in the film competition.

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GSI and FAIR mourn the loss of one of their most prominent scientists. Prof. Dr. Sigurd Hofmann, one of the world leaders in the discovery of new elements, passed away on June 17, 2022 at the age of 78. During his time as head of the Heavy Elements Department, he succeeded in discovering the elements darmstadtium, roentgenium and copernicium. In the years before, he made significant contributions to the synthesis of the elements hassium, bohrium, and meitnerium. Equally remarkable in his…

At the HADES Detector.
A visit to GSI and FAIR marked the end of an excursion lasting several days for young people in grades 8 to 10. The 35 students from Hesse, Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg are participants of the national Chemistry Olympiad of the middle school and had qualified in a multi-stage selection process for the third round of the competition "Chemie – die stimmt!”. The guests were welcomed by Jutta Leroudier from the Public Relations Department and Thomas Neff from the Theory Department, who was also a…

Time capsule is installed
The FAIR Control Center (FCC) time capsule was moved to its final location concreted into the foundation of the future Main Control Room (MCR). Inside are the building plans, the notice of approval, an excerpt from the Hessian budget, an article about the war of aggression of Russia with a peace dove attached, a pennant of the city of Darmstadt, several historical photos, and an issue of a daily newspaper from the day of the symbolic laying of the foundation stone. The documents about the…

In the tunnel of the SIS100 ring accelerator.
Manfred Pentz, Secretary General of the CDU Hesse and Member of the State Parliament, recently visited GSI and FAIR to learn about the progress of the FAIR project and the current scientific activities. The guests were received by Professor Paolo Giubellino, Scientific Managing Director of GSI and FAIR, Dr. Ulrich Breuer, Administrative Managing Director of GSI and FAIR and Jörg Blaurock, Technical Managing Director of GSI and FAIR as well as Dr. Ingo Peter, Head of Press and Public Relations of…

Professor Marco Durante
Professor Marco Durante, head of the Biophysics Research Department at GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt, has been elected president of the Particle Therapy Co-Operative Group (PTCOG). The international organization is active worldwide to promote particle therapy — tumor therapy with particle beams, as developed, among others, at GSI— and thus improve overall treatment options for cancer.

Luca Spano is the "Artist in Science Residence" at GSI/FAIR.
Darmstadt is not only a science city, but can also look back on more than 175 years of history of art production and promotion. What could be more obvious than combining these two important traditions? In the "Artist-in-Science-Residence" program, the association Kultur einer Digitalstadt and the three science institutes in Darmstadt, GSI/FAIR, ESOC and hessian.AI, bring art and science together in a way that is unique in Germany.

Signing of research agreement
On June 12, a ceremony was held on the joint campus of the GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research (GSI) and the international Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research (FAIR) to commemorate the signing of an agreement on collaborative research (Memorandum of Understanding) in the area of nuclear physics. The agreement was made between the Japanese RIKEN Cluster for Pioneering Research (CPR), GSI and FAIR.