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Dr. Antoni Woss has been honoured with the PANDA Theory PhD Prize 2020 for his doctoral thesis at the University of Cambridge. The award was presented at the most recent Online PANDA Collaboration Meeting. Physicist Antoni Woss received the prize of €200 and a certificate for her dissertation titled "The scattering of spinning hadrons from lattice QCD".



Photo: J. Ordan, CERN
How was the universe created? What are we made of? What does the "world machine" at CERN investigate? These were the questions that science enthusiasts were able to pursue during the “Week of the Particle World” (Woche der Teilchenwelt) from November 2 to 8, 2020. All over Germany, the locations of Netzwerk Teilchenwelt invited visitors to explore research in the field of particle and astroparticle physics. GSI and FAIR also took part in an online Masterclass.



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This year, the Christoph Schmelzer Award goes to two young female scientists: The medical physicist Dr. Alina Bendinger from the German Cancer Research Center DKFZ Heidelberg and the engineer Dr. Giorgia Meschini from the biomedical department of the State Polytechnic University in Milan (Politecnico di Milano) receive the prize in recognition of their doctoral theses. With this award, the Association for the Promotion of Tumor Therapy with Heavy Ions e.V. annually honors outstanding master's...



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The popular event series “Saturday Morning Physics” was also held in 2020, but due to the corona pandemic in a purely virtual format. Around 200 high-school students from all over the State of Hesse took the opportunity to participate and gain exciting insights into current physics research. The long-standing series organized by the Technical University of Darmstadt also included the traditional visit of GSI and FAIR on November 21, 2020, this time, however, on video.



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The laser physicist Dr. Jan Rothhardt from the Helmholtz Institute Jena (HI Jena), an institute of the GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung, located on the campus of the Friedrich Schiller University (FSU) Jena, receives the renowned Röntgen Prize. The prize will be awarded during the digital academic ceremony of the Justus-Liebig-University Gießen. The 39-year-old leader of a Helmholtz Young Investigator Group, who works at HI Jena and the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena,...



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Bringing huge amounts of protons up to speed in the shortest distance in fractions of a second — that's what laser acceleration technology, greatly improved in recent years, can do. An international research team has succeeded in using protons accelerated with the GSI high-power laser PHELIX to split other nuclei and to analyze them. The results could provide new insights into astrophysical processes.



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On the campus of GSI and FAIR, one of the symbolic desks of the campaign "Your story counts" is located. They are supposed to raise attention in the district of Darmstadt-Dieburg for the topic of violence against women. The campaign which was initiated on the occasion of Women's Day 2020 is supported by Frauen helfen Frauen e.V., the women's home Notwaende and "Mäander - individuelle Jugendhilfe".



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In the tumor therapy with ion beams developed by GSI, so-called treatment plans are prepared prior to the treatment of individuals. Their validity is checked on models to guarantee a correct and safe procedure. The investigation of a new test option has now been published in the scientific journal "Physics in Medicine and Biology". What’s special about this: Dea Aulia Kartini and Gianmarco Camazzola, GET_INvolved participant and summer student at GSI and FAIR, are among the authors.



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Dr. Walter Ikegami Andersson has received the PANDA PhD Prize 2020 for his doctoral thesis at GSI, FAIR, and the University Uppsala. The award was announced by the spokesperson of the PANDA Collaboration, Klaus Peters from the GSI Helmholtzzentrum, at the most recent Online PANDA Collaboration meeting.




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