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The broad expertise of the scientists at the GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung and at the accelerator center FAIR, currently under construction, is in demand. Latest occasion: The radiation biologist Professor Claudia Fournier from the Biophysics Department of GSI was appointed by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) as an expert to a United Nations scientific committee meeting.

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Professor Yuri Tsolakovich Oganessian, Russian researcher of Armenian descend and currently scientific leader of the Flerov Laboratory for Nuclear Reactions of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR) in Dubna, visited FAIR and GSI. The 86-year-old Oganessian has led many experiments on the synthesis of artificially produced chemical elements, including the heaviest currently existing element of the periodic table, element 118, which was named Oganesson in his honor.

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Recently, Michael Boddenberg visited the FAIR and GSI facilities. Boddenberg is a member of the Hessian state parliament and chairman of its CDU parliamentary group. He was accompanied by Dr. Tobias Kleiter, head of the parliamentary group chairman's office. The guests were welcomed by the joint management of FAIR and GSI.

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50 years of GSI are also 50 years full of impressive images of our accelerators, experiments and facilities. We have selected 50 of the best photos and now ask you to select your three favorite pictures. We will give away ten of our coffee mugs "Das Universum im Labor" in a prize draw among all entries.

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Ayse Asar, State Secretary at the Hessen State Ministry of Higher Education, Science and the Arts, recently visited FAIR and GSI. She was informed about the current research and the progress of FAIR, one of the largest projects for cutting-edge research worldwide. She was received by Professor Paolo Giubellino, Scientific Managing Director, Ursula Weyrich, Administrative Managing Director, Jörg Blaurock, Technical Managing Director.

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The first meeting of the International Biophysics Collaboration took place at GSI and FAIR. More than 200 researchers, scientists and students from all over the world attended the three-day conference. The Collaboration exploits the opportunities offered by FAIR and other new accelerator facilities in biomedical applications of ion beams. Astronaut Reinhold Ewald was among the top-class speakers.

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Klaus Blaum, Director of the division “Stored and cooled ions” at the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics in Heidelberg is foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences since 2019. Blaum is a member of the GSI Supervisory Board, Vice Chair of the FAIR-GSI Joint Scientific Council and Professor and faculty member of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg.

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Christoph Meyer, member of the Bundestag, visited GSI and FAIR. The FDP politician from Berlin is a member of the parliamentary Committee on Budget and in this context concerned with education and research, amongst others also with the FAIR project. Important topics during his visit on Monday, 17 June 2019, were the progress of the FAIR project and the current scientific activities on campus. He was welcomed by Professor Paolo Giubellino, Scientific Managing Director, Administrative Managing...

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Physicists at the University of Jena have developed a new method for producing plasma, enabling them to deal with some of the problems that stand in the way of this extremely difficult process. The three classic physical states – solid, liquid and gaseous – can be observed in any normal kitchen, for example when you bring an ice cube to the boil. But if you heat material even further, so that the atoms of a substance collide and the electrons separate from them, then another state is reached:...