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The realization of the FAIR accelerator center is progressing rapidly. The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research has approved approximately €200 million in funding for the construction of the FAIR facility. Thanks to the approval of the funding, FAIR (Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research in Europe) and GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung can now begin to award construction commissions, e.g. for the tunnel of the approximately 1.1-kilometer-long underground ring...

Photo: Gaby Otto/GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH
The internationally renowned Italian physicist Professor Paolo Giubellino will be the first joint scientific managing director and spokesperson of the directorate of the Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research in Europe GmbH (FAIR GmbH) and GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH in Darmstadt. This was decided by the FAIR Council and the GSI Supervisory Board. The contracts have already been signed, and Giubellino will take up his new position in Darmstadt on January 1, 2017.

Photo: IHK Darmstadt
Approximately 50 participants visited FAIR and GSI on Tuesday, 12th September 2016, for the so called CSR-Breakfast of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) Darmstadt. After a welcoming by Martina Winkelmann of the IHK Darmstadt, Ina Biehl-von Richthofen of rfw.kommunikation and Ursula Weyrich, the Administrative Managing Director of FAIR and GSI, the participants were given a talk on sustainability in research by GSI press officer Ingo Peter.

Photo: Gabi Otto
Hesse's state secretary for European Affairs, Mark Weinmeister, and 5 members of the Europe working group of Hesse's CDU fraction in the State Parliament of Hesse visited FAIR and GSI to inform themselves about the international FAIR project.

Photo: M. Lestinsky, GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung
The experimental collaboration SPARC (a part of APPA) and GSI teams successfully tested the beam transport from the existing GSI Experimental Storage Ring (ESR) to the first FAIR-storage ring CRYRING@ESR, which is being installed on the GSI premises.

Picture: GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung
Creating and managing one’s own research group for the first time and meanwhile being integrated within a renowned international working environment, gathering teaching experience, and also benefiting from the outstanding infrastructure of a major research center—this is the dream of every young scientist. For the Young Investigators Groups in the Helmholtz-funded research program of the same name, it’s no longer a dream—it’s a tangible reality. In our brochure "Successful Support for Young...

Photo: Dr. Georgi Georgiev, CSNSM Orsay, Frankreich
The global network for FAIR continues to expand. With the inclusion of Australia, all of the world’s continents are now involved in the research program at the future accelerator center FAIR. Scientists from the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra will play a leading role in a new international partnership at NUSTAR, one of the four key experiment programs at FAIR.

Photo: G. Otto/GSI Helmholtzzentrum
Without extreme cold, nothing at all functions properly in the new SIS100 accelerator ring, the heart of the future FAIR system. Components for FAIR are currently being designed and built around the world. A crucial component for the cooling system in the 1,100-meter-long ring accelerator has now arrived in Darmstadt.

Photo: G. Otto/GSI Helmholtzzentrum
The Marketing Committee of the city of Darmstadt held his latest meeting at GSI and FAIR. The municipal committee under the direction of Head Mayor Jochen Partsch was staying at GSI and FAIR on invitation of Administrative Managing Director Ursula Weyrich.