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Photo: CERN/A. Saba
The building blocks of matter in our universe were formed in the first 10 microseconds of its existence, according to the currently accepted scientific picture. After the Big Bang about 13.7 billion years ago, matter consisted mainly of quarks and gluons, two types of elementary particles whose interactions are governed by quantum chromodynamics (QCD), the theory of strong interaction. In the early universe, these particles moved (nearly) freely in a quark-gluon plasma. Then, in a phase...



Photo: G. Otto/GSI
The course for development and construction of the Collector Ring (CR), an important part of the future FAIR accelerator center, has been completely set. During the visit of a delegation of representatives of the Budker Institute for Nuclear Physics (BINP) to the FAIR and GSI campus, the contract for the remaining part of the CR was signed together with the management of FAIR and GSI. Prior to this, two contracts concerning the responsibility for the CR project realization and the dipole magnets...



 Filip Van Loock
The "Euroschool on Exotic Beams" has been a meeting place for graduates, doctoral students and young postdocs for a quarter of a century. Through high-ranked speakers, a good choice of relevant topics and attractive lectures, the school is ideally suited to prepare young scientists for their research work, e.g. at GSI and FAIR. The anniversary event at the end of August 2018 was celebrated at the University of Leuven in Belgium with a special symposium.



Photo: Gabi Otto/GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH
At the beginning of September René Rock, FDP Fraction Chairman in the Hessian Parliament visited the campus of FAIR and GSI. Central topics were the current research program and the progress within the FAIR project. René Rock was accompanied by Brian Röcken, Head of the District Association of Junge Liberale Südhessen. The Scientific Managing Director Professor Paolo Giubellino, the Technical Managing Director Jörg Blaurock as well as Ingo Peter, the Head of Public Relations welcomed the guests...



Photo: A. Zschau/GSI
Twenty years ago, researchers at GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung began to conduct clinical studies of an innovative cancer treatment that used accelerated carbon ions. In August and September 1998, the first patients were treated with a complete course of carbon therapy for a period of three weeks. It was a starting point of a success story that has led from fundamental research to a widespread medical application.



Photo: Gabi Otto/GSI
Current research activities and the progress of the FAIR project were the focus of the visit of Dr. Michael Meister, Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister of Education and Research, at the FAIR and GSI Campus. The CDU politician and Member of the Bundestag for the Bergstraße constituency was accompanied by Ministerial Counselor Oda Keppler, Head of Unit at the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The guests were welcomed by Professor Paolo Giubellino, Scientific...



Photo: ISOLTRAP@CERN
An international research team has for the first time at ISOLDE, the Isotope Separator On Line Device at CERN, succeeded in creating six chromium isotopes and measuring their masses up to 300 times more precisely than ever before using the ISOLTRAP ion trap. The ISOLTRAP experiment was largely constructed by scientists from GSI and has been constantly supported by significant contributions from GSI since that time. The new measurement results have enabled scientist to make the first-ever...



Photo: Gabi Otto/GSI
Jörg-Uwe Hahn, member of the FDP fraction of the Hessian Parliament, recently visited FAIR and GSI. The politician and former Hessian Minister of Justice informed himself about current research and the progress of the FAIR construction project, one of the largest research projects for cutting-edge research worldwide. Jörg-Uwe Hahn, who came to the campus together with party colleague Dr. Dierk Molter, honorary city councillor in Darmstadt, was received by the Scientific Managing Director...



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Dr. Andreas Samberg has received the Ruprecht Karls Award for outstanding scientific achievements in his PhD dissertation. The Heidelberg University Foundation honors his research on the theory of strongly coupled quantum systems performed at the University Heidelberg and at the ExtreMe Matter Institute EMMI at GSI.