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CERN’s Super Proton Synchrotron in 2022.
Whether in listening to music or pushing a swing in the playground, we are all familiar with resonances and how they amplify an effect – a sound or a movement, for example. However, in high-intensity circular particle accelerators, resonances can be an inconvenience, causing particles to fly off their course and resulting in beam loss. Predicting how resonances and non-linear phenomena affect particle beams requires some very complex dynamics to be disentangled.

Professor Claudia Fournier
The broad expertise of the scientists at the GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung and at the accelerator center FAIR, currently under construction, is in demand. Professor Claudia Fournier from the GSI Biophysics Department has recently been appointed Deputy Chair of the Commission for Radiation Protection by Federal Environment Minister Steffi Lemke. The committee advises the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Protection, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV) on all…

GENCO awardees 2024
This year's annual meeting of the “FAIR-GSI Exotic Nuclei Community (GENCO)” recently took place at GSI/FAIR as part of the “NUSTAR Annual Meeting”. In addition to a festive colloquium and the award winners' session, it offered an opportunity to meet many members and friends of GENCO. The keynote speech was given by Professor em. Juha Äystö (Univ. Jyväskylä, Finland) on the topic “Precision experiments with stopped exotic nuclei”.

High precision also available for moving tumors
The first patients were treated with heavy ions 25 years ago – whereas therapy was long limited to the head and pelvis, today tumors in the upper body, for example in the lungs, liver and pancreas, can also be treated, even though they are constantly in motion due to breathing. Some methods are already in clinical routine, other developments from the GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung offer new hopes and opportunities for cancer treatment.

Prof. Dr. Thomas Nilsson is part of the committee that votes on the Nobel Prize in Physics.
The GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung and the FAIR GmbH are delighted to announce that Prof. Dr. Thomas Nilsson, vice chair of the Joint Scientific Council FAIR/GSI and head of the physics department at Chalmers University of Technology, has been appointed a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. In addition to Thomas Nilsson, the prestigious academy, which is responsible for selecting Nobel Prize winners in physics, chemistry and economics, has appointed four other new…

Group photo
The workshop „Physics Opportunities with Proton Beams at SIS100” was held recently in Wuppertal. It was organized by the Helmholtz Research Academy Hesse for FAIR (HFHF), GSI/FAIR together with the Bergische Universität Wuppertal and the NRW-FAIR network. About 90 participants attended the three-day event and with 43 invited talks. Professor Birgitta Wolff, Rector of Bergische Universität Wuppertal, and Professor Paolo Giubellino, Scientific Managing Director of GSI and FAIR, welcomed the…

Visit of the GSI/FAIR Managing Directors Professor Paolo Giubellino and Jörg Blaurock in India.
During visits to FAIR partner country India, the management of GSI and FAIR as well as expert delegations recently held important talks to set the course for further sustainable cooperation between GSI/FAIR and India within the FAIR project.

Professorin Almudena Arcones
The President of the Max Planck Society has appointed Prof Dr Almudena Arcones from the GSI Helmholzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung and the Technische Universität (TU) Darmstadt as a Max Planck Fellow at the Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik (MPIK) in Heidelberg. Within the framework of the Max Planck Fellowship, she will lead the theoretical research group "Theoretical nuclear astrophysics and the origin of heavy elements in the universe" starting 1 March 2024, working closely with ....

Heavy-ion synchrotron SIS18 - exterior view.
An innovative computer model of a human lung is helping scientists simulate, for the first time, how a burst of radiation interacts with the organ on a cell-by-cell level. This research, carried out at the University of Surrey and the GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung, Darmstadt, could lead to more targeted treatments for cancer and reduce the damage caused by radiotherapy.