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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...

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Perspectives and possibilities of future cooperations were primary focus during the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) delegation’s visit at the Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research (FAIR) and the GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt.

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The physicist Dr. Sanja Damjanovic, who has had close ties to GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung since her time as a doctoral candidate, has been appointed the new Minister of Science of Montenegro. Prime Minister Duško Marković presented his cabinet after the parliamentary elections in October 2016.

Photo: Gabi Otto/GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung
The third annual Matter and Technologies conference (“MT meeting”) is being held this week at GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung and the future accelerator center FAIR in Darmstadt. Around 180 scientists from all over Germany are attending the event. The Matter and Technologies program was established by the Helmholtz Association in order to emphasize and enhance the key role that technological development plays for accelerators and detectors, and consolidate it in a specific program....

Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/ASU/J.Hester et al.; Optical: NASA/ESA/ASU/J.Hester & A.Loll; Infrared: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. Minn./R.Gehrz
The European framework COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) has decided to fund an Action for research on the evolution of the universe by studying the production of chemical elements in stars and stellar explosions. The Action called ChETEC (Chemical Elements as Tracers of the Evolution of the Cosmos) is currently supported by 44 proposers throughout 22 countries. Apart from main proposer professor Raphael Hirschi from Keele University in Great Britain also Gabriel Martinez...

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Hadron physicist Klaus Peters is the new Spokesperson of the PANDA collaboration at FAIR, one of the four scientific pillars of the future accelerator center FAIR. He follows James Ritman (Universität Bochum/Forschungszentrum Jülich), who was PANDA Spokesperson 2013-2016. Deputy Spokesperson is now Tord Johansson (Universität Uppsala) as the successor of Diego Bettoni (Istituto Nationale die Fisica Nucleare INFN Ferrara).

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At the GSI Helmholtz Center for Heavy Ion Research was developed and tested a new method for a future treatment of cardiac arrhythmia. The research was carried by a team of biophysicists from GSI and physicians from Heidelberg University and the Mayo Clinic in the United States. Beams of carbon ions are already used successfully to treat tumors and could represent a non-invasive alternative to the present treatment with cardiac catheters or drugs.

"target" magazine issue 15
In the 15th issue of our "target" magazine we report the arrivial of new magnets for the FAIR ring accelerator as well as other components for FAIR. Also FAIR has been progressing concerning the calls for tender for the construction works, and we have presented the project on the real estate fair Expo Real. In research there has been news about the development of nuclear clocks and the spectroscopy of heavy elements. Our interview covers Janina Krieg's work about topologic isolators in materials...