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Foto: J. Hosan, GSI/FAIR
Unter dem Thema Sterne und Weltall steht das neue Programm der ersten Jahreshälfte 2020 der öffentlichen Vortragsreihe „Wissenschaft für Alle“ von GSI und FAIR in Darmstadt. Den Auftakt macht Kathrin Göbel von der Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am 22. Januar 2020 mit ihrem Vortrag "Schicksalsjahre eines Sterns – Wenn das Kleine das Große bestimmt".

Picture: X-ray: NASA/CXC/NCSU/M. Burkey et al.; Optical: DSS
A group of scientists, among them several from GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung and from Technical University of Darmstadt, succeeded to experimentally determine characteristics of nuclear processes in matter ten million times denser and 25 times hotter than the centre of our Sun. A result of the measurement is that intermediate-mass stars are very likely to explode, and not, as assumed until now, collapse.

Photo: G. Otto, GSI
Recently, a high-ranking delegation from the Italian research institute INFN (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare) visited the facilities of FAIR and GSI. INFN Vice President Professor Eugenio Nappi as well as Professor Diego Bettoni, member of the INFN Executive Board, and Professor Vincenzo Patera of INFN Roma1, spokesperson of the International Biophysics Collaboration, were able to inform themselves in detail about the progress of the FAIR project and the research at FAIR and GSI.

Image: ion42/FAIR
With the start of new year there is a change in the management of the GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH and the Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research in Europe GmbH (FAIR GmbH). Ursula Weyrich, the previous Administrative Managing Director, moves to the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) in Heidelberg where she takes over as Administrative Director.

Picture: National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory
The ExtreMe Matter Institute (EMMI) with its research groups at Technical University of Darmstadt and the GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung will participate in a new network of networks for nuclear astrophysics research. The US National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded a $2 million grant to the Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics — Center for the Evolution of the Elements (JINA-CEE), led by Michigan State University (MSU).

Photo: T. Ernsting, HA Hessen Agentur
The GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung is celebrating 50 years of existence this year – five decades of research history with outstanding scientific successes and discoveries. During this time, GSI has developed from a national research institute with worldwide collaborations into an international campus with global relevance. Now, it is the 50th anniversary of the founding day of GSI, 17 December 1969.

Photo: Roger Eriksson, ESS
In Lund, Sweden, recently the “2019 European Cryogenics Days” took place. The international workshop focusses on the exchange on the topics of cryo-technology and superconductivity. The meeting was held in collaboration of Cryogenics Society of Europe (CSE), the High-Energy Physics Technology Transfer Network (HEPTech), the GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung and the European Spallation Source (ESS).

Photo: NASA
Scientists have reached a new frontier in our understanding of pulsars, the dense, whirling remains of exploded stars, thanks to NASA’s Neutron star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER). This X-ray instrument aboard the International Space Station has produced the first precise and dependable measurements of both a pulsar’s size and its mass, as well as the first surface map of one of these mysterious objects. The ExtreMe Matter Institure EMMI of GSI and Technical University Darmstadt is also…

Photo: G. Otto/GSI
The new science attaché of the Indian Embassy in Berlin and new delegate to the FAIR Council, Dr Madhusudan Reddy Nandineni, visited FAIR and GSI to inform himself on the facility’s research activities and the status of the FAIR project. He was welcomed by the Scientific Managing Director of FAIR and GSI, Professor Paolo Giubellino, and the Technical Managing Director of FAIR and GSI, Jörg Blaurock.