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ATHENA (“Accelerator Technology HElmholtz iNfrAstructure”) is a new research and development platform focusing on accelerator technologies and drawing on the resources of all six Helmholtz accelerator institutions (GSI with its branch, the Helmholtz Institute of Jena, as well as DESY, Jülich Research Centre, Helmholtz Centre Berlin, Helmholtz Centre Dresden-Rossendorf HZDR and KIT). The Helmholtz Association has now decided to fund ATHENA as a strategic development project with almost 30 million...

Photo: G. Otto/GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH
On June 11 and 14 the first event in the context of Netzwerk Teilchenwelt took place at GSI and FAIR. About 20 high school students of Schuldorf Bergstraße got to know the basics of heavy ion and particle physics in a teaching unit and afterwards did a one-day trip to GSI and FAIR. There they visited the research facility and analyzed real experiment data. The membership of GSI in Netzwerk Teilchenwelt opens up new options in promotion of young researchers.

Photo: G. Otto/GSI
In collaboration with the GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung, physicists and engineers of the Helmholtz Institute Mainz and Goethe University Frankfurt have conducted successful tests for a new type of accelerator structure: a new design for a superconducting CH-cavity (crossbar H-mode cavity) has now been tested with an ion beam from the GSI High Charge State Injector.

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The theoretical physicist Hannah Petersen has been awarded the Zimanyi Medal of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. The award is in honor of her work on relativistic heavy ion collisions. This young researcher has been the leader of a Helmholtz Young Investigators Group at GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung since 2012 and is a professor teaching at the Goethe University in Frankfurt. Her studies are important for the work on the future accelerator center FAIR, which is currently being...

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As of this month, the high-performance laser PHELIX at the GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt will have been in operation for ten years. At PHELIX, scientists from around the world have the unique opportunity to conduct experiments that combine laser beams and ion beams produced in the existing accelerator facility. This makes it possible to study extreme states of matter, such as those that occur in stars or inside large planets.

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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 Gold Winner of the Laser Focus World Innovators Award 2018 in the laser category with its Supernova OPCPA product. The Laser Focus World Innovators award recognizes companies that have made major contributions to advancing the field of optics and photonics through recently launched products or services and is...

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The MAT-Science Week at GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung brought together more than 100 scientists from 30 universities and research institutions worldwide involved in materials science with ion beams and related applied fields.

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How can large, complex projects be efficiently managed? What will project management be like in the future? These were some of the key questions that were addressed at the spring conference of the Deutscher Verband der Projektmanager in der Bau- und Immobilienwirtschaft (German Association of Project Managers in the Construction and Real Estate Business/DVP) in Frankfurt on April 20, 2018. The event, which was devoted to the theme “Project management 2020 — methodological expertise and...

Picture: B. Schütrumpf/W. Nazarewicz
Colliding nuclei can fuse and form a new nucleus. Sometimes this fusion is temporary – the newly formed nucleus is in an excited state and decays after a short period of time into a stable state or falls apart. Such a short-lived nucleus is called a pre-compound. In a publication of the journal Physical Review C the two scientists Dr. Bastian Schütrumpf from GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung and Dr. Witold Nazarewicz from the Michigan State University, USA, take a closer look at the...