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Photo: GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH
Many of the key components for the future particle accelerator facility FAIR are currently under development or in production. However, production isn't the only decisive step, because the testing of the individual parts' quality is also crucial. The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Switzerland and GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung, where FAIR is currently being built, have now concluded a cooperation agreement for the reliable testing of magnets weighing more...



Photo: L. Weitz/GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH
At the end of February the first of two transformer stations went into operation at the construction site of the future FAIR accelerator facility. It is the first system at FAIR to go into operation. The station provides the energy supply to the existing SIS18 ring accelerator and will also do so for the future SIS100 ring accelerator. The transformer station will supply the SIS18 particle accelerator with electricity as early as the experimentation phase scheduled to take place this summer.



Photo: C. Völker for GSI/FAIR
This year, Dr. Yusuke Tsunoda from the Center for Nuclear Study at the University of Tokyo received the FAIR GENCO Award for young scientists. The award is sponsored by the FAIR-GSI Exotic Nuclei Community (GENCO) and endowed with 1,000 Euro. The bestowal by GENCO president Professor Christoph Scheidenberger and vice-president Professor Nasser Kalantar-Nayestanaki took place on Thursday, March 1, 2017 in a special colloquium in the framework of the yearly GENCO meeting at FAIR and GSI.



Photo: R. Grisenti
It is a spectacular low temperature: A research team headed by Robert Grisenti from GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung has successfully detected liquid water at a temperature far below the freezing point: -42.6 degrees Celsius. This discovery is the result of development work on experiments for the future accelerator center FAIR, but it could also enable us to make great progress in our understanding of the earth’s climate.



Copyright: G. Otto/GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH
One of the key questions that need to be addressed regarding the future of human spaceflight as well as robotic exploration programs is how cosmic radiation affects human beings, electronics, and materials. The detailed investigation of this topic is one of the main tasks that must be accomplished in order to provide astronauts and space systems with effective protection. To achieve this goal, the European Space Agency (ESA) will be cooperating closely in the future with the international...



Photo: Baku State University
Perspectives and opportunities for future cooperation were the focus of a visit by Professor Paolo Giubellino, Scientific Director of FAIR and GSI, to the Republic of Azerbaijan. The aim is to intensify the scientific exchange between German and Azerbaijani researchers. In order to promote scientific and technological cooperation between FAIR and Azerbaijani research institutions, a “Memorandum of Understanding“ (MoU) has now been signed in the capital Baku on the Caspian Sea.



Photo: DESY
Class 5 Photonics, a spin-off from Helmholtz-Institut Jena, a branch of GSI, and from Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY specialized in high-performance laser technology, is the proud winner of the PRISM AWARDS 2018 in the category lasers. SuperNova OPCPA is the Class 5 Photonics flagship product, which took the trophy home. The SuperNova OPCPA enables researchers to perform experiments ten times faster than with conventional lasers. “We are delighted to win this prestigious award and...



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Professor Yves Bréchet, the High-Commissioner for Atomic Energy, visited the FAIR and GSI research facilities in January. In an introductory talk he was informed by Professor Paolo Giubellino, Scientific Managing Director of FAIR and GSI, about the on-going research activities at the existing facility and the planning of the FAIR project.



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In the 16th issue of our magazine "target" we report the groundbreaking for FAIR as well as our Open House which enabled approx. 11,000 visitors to gain insight into our research. The detection of heavy elements in a merger of neutron stars has confirmed important predictions of our scientists. And you learn more about the work of our Technology Transfer who aims to convey utilizable developments from research into industry.