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GSI and FAIR calendar 2020
Clearly structured, large format and with exciting pictures of GSI and FAIR — our new calendar 2020 can be ordered now.

Photo: Sebastian Raeder
It was the culmination of an extraordinary anniversary year: the closing ceremony of the International Year of the Periodic Table proclaimed by the United Nations, recently held in Tokyo. 2019 marks the 150th anniversary of the discovery of the periodic table. The GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung was also represented at the festive event in Japan.

Graphic: CBM Collaboration
The European Commission is providing 25 million euros for scientific cooperation between European research infrastructures - in particular the projects of the European Strategy Forum for Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) and the mega science projects in Russia. The long-term cooperation of the GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung with the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR) in Dubna in the large-scale projects of FAIR (Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research) and NICA…

Photo: Uwe Dettmar
The non-profit Giersch Foundation and the Helmholtz Graduate School "HGS-HIRe for FAIR" recently awarded the Giersch Excellence Awards and Giersch Excellence Grants for excellent doctoral theses and promising doctoral courses. For the fifth time, outstanding young researchers were honoured. The award ceremony took place in the lecture hall of the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies (FIAS) on the Riedberg campus.

Photo: G.Otto / GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH
More than 200 high-school students from all over the state of Hesse, participating in the "Saturday Morning Physics" series of lectures, took the opportunity to gain exciting insights into current physical research at FAIR and GSI. During tours of the research facilities, the participants explored the accelerators and experiments on the GSI and FAIR campus and learned about the construction of the international accelerator facility FAIR.

Photo: private
Professor Heinz-Jürgen Kluge has been awarded the renowned Robert Wichard-Pohl Prize 2020. The German Physical Society (DPG) recently announced this at the DPG Day. The former head of the atomic physics division of the GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung and research director will receive the award in March 2020 during the DPG annual conference in Bonn.

Photo: G. Otto/GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH
This year, the Christoph Schmelzer Prize was awarded for two doctoral theses: Dr. Sonja Schellhammer from the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf and Dr. Sebastian Meyer from the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich were awarded on November 21 at GSI and FAIR. This prize is awarded annually by the Association for the Promotion of Tumor Therapy with Heavy Ions e.V. for outstanding master's and doctoral theses in the field of tumor therapy with ion beams.

Photo: G. Otto / GSI
The energy-efficient high-performance computer center "Green IT Cube" and the progress of the FAIR project were the central themes of the visit of the Hessian politicians Martina Feldmayer, Kaya Kinkel and Ursula auf der Heide from Bündnis 90/DieGrünen at GSI and FAIR. They were received by Dr. Thorsten Kollegger, the Head of the IT Department of GSI and FAIR, and Dr. Ingo Peter, the Head of Public Relations of GSI and FAIR.

Photo: Maximilien Brice/CERN
A study that takes a novel approach to the search for dark matter has been performed by the BASE Collaboration at CERN working together with a team at the PRISMA+ Cluster of Excellence at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU). For the first time the researchers are exploring how dark matter influences antimatter instead of standard matter. Their findings are now published in the latest edition of eminent scientific journal Nature.