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Since 2008, a framework agreement has formed the basis of the close scientific cooperation between Goethe University Frankfurt and the GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt. Now the framework agreement has been renewed and updated under legal and science policy aspects. The framework agreement on strategic cooperation between the two institutions aims to strengthen research and development for the FAIR particle accelerator.

Awarding ceremony Erwin Schrödinger Prize 2021
An international team at the Helmholtz Institute Mainz (HIM), a branch of the GSI Helmholtzzentrum in cooperation with the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU), has received the “Erwin Schrödinger Prize — Science Award of the Stifterverband” of the year 2021 for important advances in the field of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The award ceremony took place during the Helmholtz Annual Meeting in Berlin. “The Science Award of the Stifterverband rewards scientifically or technically…

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From 4th to 7th October the Big Science Business Forum 2022 (BSBF2022) will take place, of which FAIR is a co-organizer. GSI/FAIR will send technical, scientific and administrative delegates to BSBF2022 in Granada. BSBF2022 participants will get the chance to get in depth knowledge of procurement plans for the FAIR project and liaise with its technical representatives.

30 students from 16 countries came to GSI/FAI for Summer Student Program.
After a two-year break due to the pandemic, 30 students from 16 countries came to GSI and FAIR this year for the Summer Student Program. They spent eight weeks on campus, learning about the experiments and research areas of GSI and FAIR and experiencing the daily work routine at an international accelerator laboratory.

The SHIP detector at Deutsches Museum (in the back).
A part of GSI's history has been on display in the new atomic physics exhibition at Deutsches Museum in Munich since the beginning of July 2022: The SHIP detector, which was used to discover the elements 107 to 112, and an exemplary target wheel are on display.

At the GSI/FAIR booth on the Neupfarrplatz in Regensburg.
From September 19 to 24, 2022, the science festival “Highlights der Physik” will take place in Regensburg. Central elements of the event are the large hands-on exhibition and the science shows as well as a lecture program. For those who cannot be there, numerous live streams are offered. GSI and FAIR will also be represented with a stand and will offer knowledge and entertainment about the future accelerator facility FAIR — “The Universe in the Lab” — which is currently under construction at GSI…

The measurement setup for the investigation of the chemistry of element 114
An international research team has succeeded in gaining new insights into the chemical properties of the superheavy element flerovium — element 114 — at the accelerator facilities of the GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt. The measurements show that flerovium is the most volatile metal in the periodic table. Flerovium is thus the heaviest element in the periodic table that has been chemically studied. With the results, published in the journal "Frontiers in Chemistry",…

The participants of the ESA-FAIR Summer School.
It is a high-quality training offer for young international scientists and has already attracted large attention from the international community: Currently 19 young researchers from ten countries come together during the “ESA-FAIR Radiation Summer School 2022” to work intensively on the topic of cosmic radiation. After two years of video school, the event is back in presence in Darmstadt. The Summer School for radiation research was jointly established by...

Heavy-ion synchrotron SIS18 - exterior view.
The ring accelerator SIS18 on campus at GSI/FAIR has been doing powerful work in accelerating ions for years. It is currently being upgraded for the central task it will undertake for the future FAIR accelerator center: It will serve as the injector for the large FAIR ring accelerator SIS100, the heart of the FAIR facility currently under construction at GSI. For the first time, booster operation has now been realized at SIS18, achieving the high repetition rate that will be needed in the future…