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Photo: G. Otto, GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung
The construction of the FAIR accelerator facility is picking up speed. The preparatory work has now commenced for linking the existing accelerator systems of GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung to the new FAIR facility, which will take place later on. An important milestone here is the erection of two approximately 100-meter-long retaining walls that are up to eight meters tall. These walls are being built near GSI’s SIS18 accelerator ring, which will connect to the FAIR facility.



Photo: Christian Grau for GSI
Unravel the secrets regarding the structure and development of the universe. Visit the experimentation facility that was the first to create the new element darmstadtium, which is named after the city of Darmstadt. See the accelerator experts in the main control room at work and have talks with international scientists. Examine the treatment place where a new radiation treatment was developed to combat cancer. Explore the construction site, where the unique particle accelerator facility FAIR...



Photo: GSI
The new accelerator center FAIR, which is currently being built at GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt, is not only an extraordinary research project for the scientific community worldwide but also a major challenge for construction and technical building services equipment. The Technical Managing Director of FAIR and GSI, Jörg Blaurock, recently presented the project at ISH, the world’s leading trade fair for innovative technical building services equipment, in Frankfurt....



Signing contracts für the CR storage ring
The preparations for the development and construction of the Collector Ring (CR) at the future FAIR accelerator center are making decisive progress. To this end, a delegation of officials from FAIR/GSI and the Budker Institute for Nuclear Physics (BINP) signed several contracts during a visit to Novosibirsk, Russia. The delegation included the technical managing director of FAIR and GSI, Jörg Blaurock, and the overall head of the FAIR project, Dr. Jürgen Henschel.



Photo: G. Otto, GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung
This year's FAIR-GENCO Young Scientist Award goes to Dr. Yoshiki Tanaka from the University of Tokio. The award is sponsored by the FAIR-GSI Exotic Nuclei Community (GENCO) and endowed with 1,000 Euro. The bestowal by GENCO president Professor Dr. Christoph Scheidenberger and vice-president Professor Dr. Nasser Kalantar-Nayestanaki took place on Thursday, March 2, 2017 in a special colloquium in the framework of the yearly GENCO meeting at FAIR and GSI. Furthermore five renowned scientists were...



Photo: G. Otto, GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung
At a ceremony held in Darmstadt, Professor Paolo Giubellino was inaugurated as the first joint Scientific Managing Director of GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH and Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research in Europe GmbH (FAIR GmbH). The festive inauguration ceremony was held at the Darmstadtium science and congress center. The guests included numerous politicians, university representatives, and partners from the organizations’ international scientific collaborations.



Photo: G. Otto, GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung
On Thursday, March2, 2017 the 7th International Masterclass took place at FAIR and GSI. 14 high-school students were invited to become a scientist for a day and analyse data from the ALICE experiment at the LHC accelerator at CERN in Geneva. GSI has had a major part in the construction and the scientific programme of ALICE from the beginning.



Photo: JINR
A facility for testing superconducting magnets for the two future accelerator centers FAIR (Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research) and NICA (Nuclotron-based Ion Collider fAcility) in Dubna, Russia has been put into operation with a festive ceremony. FAIR is currently being built in Darmstadt at GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung, while NICA is being constructed in Dubna at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR). The ceremony was attended by a delegation from FAIR,...



Copyright: Christoph Düllmann, JGU Mainz
Scientists from GSI are participants in one of the ten most important discoveries of 2016. A publication by a team of researchers led by the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) and including scientists and engineers from GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt, the Helmholtz Institute Mainz (HIM), and the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) is among the most important breakthroughs in physics in 2016. The team’s work is featured as one of the “2016 Top Ten...