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Photo: IMP, Lanzhou
The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) awarded three FAIR and GSI scientists with visiting professorships under the CAS President's International Fellowship Initiative (PIFI). The awardees were Professor Thomas Stöhlker, research director of GSI, PD Dr. Yuri A. Litvinov, head of GSI's "SPARC Detectors" department, and Professor Christina Trautmann, head of GSI's "Materials Research" department.

Photo: Benedikt Rudek
A team of researchers from the Helmholtz Institute Jena, a university branch of the GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung, and DESY has paved the way for using novel laser systems to observe the dynamic process of chemical bonds being broken apart. For their experiments, the scientists combined high-performance light generation and detection components from the two Helmholtz institutions. The resulting set-up forms the basis for observing high-speed processes with a resolution of 30...

Calendar 2017
Our calendar 2017 is now available. If you want to order the DIN A2 sized calendar, please contact GSI-Kalender@gsi.de directly and we will immediately send the calendar to you by post. Be sure to mention the following information: your name, your address and the number of calendars you wish to order. GSI employees can get a copy at the foyer, the entrance of the KBW, or the storage.

Photo: G. Otto, GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung
Dr. Ingo Tews has received the FAIR-GSI doctoral candidate award. He was presented with the award for his doctoral thesis titled “Quantum Monte Carlo calculations with chiral effective field theory interactions.” The annual award comes with an endowment of €1,000, which is donated by the Pfeiffer Vacuum company. The award was presented by Professor Boris Sharkov, the Scientific Managing Director of FAIR, and Dr. Ulrich von Hülsen, a member of the Management Board of Pfeiffer Vacuum GmbH, at the...

Photo: M. Lestinsky, GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung
The EU will provide a consortium that includes GSI with millions of euros for the training of young scientists. The consortium of national and international institutes, which, besides GSI, includes CERN, Forschungszentrum Jülich, the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics in Heidelberg, and the Austrian Academy of Sciences, is headed by the University of Liverpool/Cockcroft Institute. The consortium members jointly applied for funding for the European Training Network AVA (Accelerators...

Photo: Stefan Diehl
Dr. Stefan Diehl has received the PANDA PhD Prize 2016 for his doctoral thesis at GSI, FAIR, and the Justus Liebig University in Giessen. The award was presented by the spokesman of the PANDA Collaboration, James Rittman from Forschungszentrum Jülich, at the most recent Collaboration meeting at the Helmholtz Institute in Mainz.

Photo: G. Otto, GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung
The search for exotic quantum states – the Nobel Prize in physics is awarded to three British scientists for their pioneering contribution to this field of research. Also at the GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung active research is conducted in this topic.

Photo: I. Peter/GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung
Intensive talks, new contacts, fruitful discussions: FAIR GmbH (Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research in Europe) and GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung drew a positive balance following their participation in internationally renowned real estate exhibition Expo Real in Munich, Germany. For three days the construction plans and implementation steps for the unique particle accelerator facility FAIR were presented.

Copyright: G. Otto, GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung
The analysis of atomic spectra is of fundamental importance for our understanding of atomic structures. Until now, researchers were unable to examine heavy elements with optical spectroscopy because these elements do not occur in nature and cannot be artificially created in weighable amounts. However, scientists have now looked for the first time into the inner structure of heavy elements. For this they used short-lived nobelium atoms with a nuclear charge of Z=102, which had been produced at...