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Poto: Elena Puzynina, JINR
Professor Björn Jonson has been rewarded with the highest award of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) — the Lomonosov Gold Medal named after the Russian scientist Mikhail Lomonosov. Jonson is currently a professor at the Chalmers University in Sweden. His longstanding cooperation with GSI/FAIR include leading the HALO collaboration at the Large Area Neutron Detector (LAND) of GSI and being spokesperson of the NUSTAR collaboration. He was also deputy spokesman of the R3B collaboration and is...

Photo: PTB
Precise time measurements play a vital role in our daily life. They allow reliable navigation and accurate experimenting and provide a basis for world-wide synchronized exchange of data. A team of researchers of PTB Braunschweig, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU), Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU), the Helmholtz Institute Mainz (HIM), and GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt now reports on a decisive step toward the potential development of a nuclear...

Photo: JINR
Hundreds of powerful magnets will be needed to guide particles in a precise beam at nearly the speed of light at the future accelerator center FAIR, which is currently being built at GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt. Widely varied types of magnets and magnet systems are used for this purpose. They include the 168 quadrupole magnet units that will be used in the large SIS100 ring accelerator. These units are being manufactured and tested by Russia and represent an...

Photo: J. Hosan/GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung
In addition to its scientific significance, the FAIR project is also an important job generator. FAIR and GSI currently offer a large number of highly qualified jobs in the field of cutting-edge technologies and international science. Recently FAIR and GSI presented numerous new job offers at the Frankfurt Exhibition Center at the "VDI Nachrichten Recruiting Tag", an important career fair of the VDI Association of German Engineers.

Photo: L. Weitz, GSI
On Tuesday, 27 March 2018, a delegation of the CDU fraction of the Hessian Parliament visited the research center of FAIR and GSI. Participants in the event were Karin Wolff from the electoral district Darmstadt-Stadt II, Birgit Heitland from the district Bergstraße II, Andreas Hofmeister from the district Limburg-Weilburg II, as well as Dr. Ralf-Norbert Bartelt from the district Frankfurt III.

Image: Marcel Menke/LMU
A research team led by physicists at LMU Munich reports a significant advance in laser-driven particle acceleration. Using tiny plastic beads as targets, they have produced proton bunches that possess unique features, opening up new opportunities for future studies. The experiments were performed at the PHELIX laser on the campus of GSI und FAIR.

Photo: S. Schmidt
Last year, physicists at TU Darmstadt cast doubt on our current understanding of the interplay between electrons and atomic nuclei, and are now upping the ante by proposing a solution to this so-called “hyperfine puzzle”. New measurements of the magnetic properties of bismuth atomic nuclei are now published in an article in the prestigious “Physical Review Letters” journal. A researcher from the Helmholtz Institute Jena, a branch of GSI, is also involved.

Photo: J. Hosan/GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung
The use of nanostructured targets enables the PHELIX laser to accelerate considerably more particles to substantially higher energies. The experiment with the high-performance laser was conducted at the GSI/FAIR campus by scientists from GSI and FAIR as well as from Goethe University Frankfurt and the Helmholtz Institute Jena. The innovative nano target was created at GSI's Materials Research department. The results give laser-driven particle acceleration a boost, and also harbor considerable...

Photo: R. Averbeck, GSI
On Thursday, March 15, 2018 the 8th International Masterclass took place at FAIR and GSI. 20 high-school students were invited to become a scientist for a day and analyse data from the ALICE experiment at the LHC accelerator at CERN in Geneva. GSI has had a major part in the construction and the scientific programme of ALICE from the beginning.