With pencils, color palettes and other painting utensils the "Urban Sketchers Rhein-Main" were guests at GSI and FAIR. The motto of the international artist network, which is represented by regional groups all over the world, says: "We show the world, one drawing at a time” For this purpose the group members visit interesting places which they paint or draw. This time it was the world of fast ions and the universe in the lab that the "Urban Sketchers" focused on and captured on paper.
Recently, Laura Garavini, who is a Senator in the Italian parliament, visited FAIR and GSI. She was accompanied by Santi Umberti, SPD member of the Town Council of Darmstadt and chairman of the Committee for Business Development and Science of the city of Darmstadt.
Perspectives and opportunities for future cooperation with the University of Salerno were the focus of a visit by Professor Paolo Giubellino, Scientific Director of FAIR and GSI. The aim is to intensify the scientific exchange between researchers. In order to promote scientific and technological cooperation between GSI/FAIR, the University of Salerno (UNISA) and the department of physics, a “Memorandum of Understanding“ (MoU) has now been concluded.
Where does the world of atomic nuclei end? Scientists went further into the region of unstable elements than ever before. An experimental collaboration at the fragment separator of the GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung has for the first time detected potassium-31, an isotope with eight neutrons less than the stable potassium atom. An atomic nucleus that remote from stability has never been observed before. The results were published in the journal Physical Review Letters.
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.
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.
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.
Dr. Kristian König has been honored with the FAIR-GSI PhD Award 2019. The annual award is endowed with 1,000 euros by Pfeiffer Vacuum. The award was presented not long ago by Professor Karlheinz Langanke, Research Director of FAIR and GSI, and Daniel Sälzer, Managing Director of Pfeiffer Vacuum GmbH, in the framework of the GSI-FAIR Colloquium.
Recently, Professor Myeun Kwon, Director of the accelerator center RAON (Rare isotope Accelerator complex for ON-line experiments) in Daejeon, South-Korea, visited the facilities of GSI and FAIR with a delegation. With RAON, a large-scale research facility for nuclear physics with heavy ion beams is being built in Korea. Accordingly, the guests were particularly interested in an exchange of experiences on questions of organization and technical implementation of FAIR.