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Reception of the delegation.
The future cooperation between Georgia and GSI/FAIR was the focus of the visit of a high-ranking delegation with the Georgian Minister of Education and Science, Professor Mikheil Chkhenkeli, to GSI and FAIR. The visitors were received by the management of GSI and FAIR and various leading scientists.

View into the ALICE detector setup at the research center CERN.
In March, interested students had again the opportunity to analyze data from the ALICE experiment at the CERN research center in a virtual masterclass. The event was jointly organized by scientists of the ALICE experiment from the Universities of Frankfurt and Münster as well as from GSI.

Visualisation of the future FAIR particle accelerator center..
The state of North Rhine-Westphalia is supporting five outstanding research networks in pioneering research fields with a total of around 81.2 million euros. The particle accelerator centre FAIR also benefits from this, as one of the funded networks is the NRW-FAIR network, which is actively involved in FAIR's research projects and experiments.

Contract signing: f.l.t.r. Prof. Dr. Paolo Giubellino, Scientifc Managing Director GSI and FAIR, Prof. Dr. Arnd Steinmetz, President of Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences, Jörg Blaurock, Technical Managing Director GSI and FAIR.
Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences (h_da), as representative of the “European University of Technology” (EUt+), GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung (GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research) and the FAIR accelerator centre have signed a contract aimed at deepening their cooperation yesterday. Over the longer term, the “GET_INvolved” Programme will offer students and researchers the possibility to complete internships and research visits at GSI/FAIR. It is open to all students…

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The construction for the FAIR Control Center (FCC) has begun. The start of work is an important step in the construction of the international accelerator center FAIR (Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research) and marks a decisive moment for one of the largest construction projects for research worldwide. On March 29, 2022, the symbolic laying of the foundation stone for the new building took place on the construction site directly at the western entrance to the GSI Helmholtzzentrum für…

FAIR receives EU funding to investigate socio-economic impact
Large research infrastructures like FAIR are built to answer fundamental questions about the nature of physics and the formation of the universe. They often are international projects, and their job is to carry out world class, excellent science. But they don’t operate in a vacuum. Their activities have impact on their regions and countries well beyond the science they do. The new CASEIA project has now received EU funding to measure this socio-economic influence.

BASE experiment at the CERN antiproton decelerator in Geneva: Visible in the image are the control equipment, the superconducting magnet that houses the Penning trap, and the antiproton transfer beam tube.
In the scientific journal Nature, the BASE collaboration at CERN reports on the world's most accurate comparison between protons and antiprotons: The charge-to-mass ratios of antiprotons and protons are identical to eleven digits. This new measurement improves the accuracy of the previous best value by more than a factor of four. The data-set, collected over a period of 1.5 years, also enables a test of the weak equivalence principle, which says that matter and antimatter behave the same under…

Visualization of the future FAIR facility. Several hundred PhD students are already working on dissertations with links to GSI and FAIR.
For excellent doctoral theses and promising doctoral progress, the non-profit Giersch Foundation together with the Helmholtz Graduate School "HGS-HIRe for FAIR" awarded the Giersch Excellence Awards and Giersch Excellence Grants 2021. Since the award was established in 2015, it has honored outstanding young researchers.

Screenshot from the videoconference
On February 18th, 30 mentees and mentors from Mentoring Hessen paid a virtual visit to GSI and FAIR. GSI/FAIR employees offered a virtual tour through the facility, from the ion sources to the experiments, and gave an insight into the diverse activities at the research center: How are ions accelerated and how are the beamtimes organized? What happens when ions hit materials or human tissue? How do collisions of atoms and atomic nuclei provide insight into what happens in the interior of planets…