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Central predictions by GSI scientists on the formation of heavy elements such as gold and platinum in the universe have now been observed astrophysically. For the first time gravitational waves of merging neutron stars were detected. This also puts further focus on the future accelerator facility FAIR, as conditions for further research on neutron stars can be simulated there.

Photo: Markus Bernards/FAIR
The FAIR/GSI received recently a delegation from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Ropar. The delegation from IIT Ropar included scientists, faculty members and members of international affairs. The visit to FAIR and GSI included a warm welcome by the NUSTAR collaboration followed by a roundtable meeting with Joint Scientific Managing Director Prof. Paolo Giubellino and Joint Research Director Prof. Karlheinz Langanke and a delegation of heads of several departments at FAIR/GSI.

Photo: I. Peter/GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung
Dynamic developments and lots of news concerning the construction status of the unique particle accelerator facility FAIR (Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research) sparked considerable interest at the international real estate trade fair Expo Real in Munich. Over a period of three days at Expo Real, FAIR provided an in-depth presentation of the construction planning and the next development steps of the mammoth building project. This year, the focus was primarily on the technical building...

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Prof Dr. Peter Senger was appointed Professor of Physics at the Central China Normal University in Wuhan. The letter of appointment was presented by the vice-president of CCNU, Prof. NanSheng Peng.

Photo: G. Otto, GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung
This year's Dieter Möhl Medal for achievements in and contributions to the field of beam cooling and applications goes to Dr. Markus Steck, head of the GSI department "Storage Rings". He received the award for his leading role in the systematic studies of electron and stochastic cooling at GSI leading to the first experimental observation of ordering in an ion beam. The medal was handed over by the chairman of the programme committee, GerardTranquille of the European research centre CERN, on...

Photo: Till Middelhauve forFAIR
Lots of news about the construction status of the future particle accelerator center FAIR will be presented at the renowned international real estate trade fair Expo Real in Munich. FAIR is a unique facility that is currently being built at the GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt. After the successful premiere presentation of the FAIR project last year, which attracted great interest, the focus at Expo Real will mainly be on the technical building equipment and other...

Photo: A. Zschau, GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschun
Cosmic radiation poses a major threat to the health of astronauts exploring outer space. In order to study in more detail the biological effects of cosmic radiation and find out solutions for effective radiation protection measures in space, the European Space Agency (ESA) and GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung have been cooperating on the research project IBER (Investigations into Biological Effects of Radiation) for almost ten years. The project enables groups of researchers to use...

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Dr. Erik Etzelmüller has received the PANDA PhD Prize 2017 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, Klaus Peters from GSI, at the most recent Panda Collaboration meeting at the BINP in Novosibirsk.

Photo: M. Bernards/FAIR GmbH
Three high-performance transformers that will be needed for the future particle accelerator facility FAIR were delivered to the FAIR construction site in Darmstadt. Together with a fourth transformer that was already on site, the approximately eight-meter-long devices will connect FAIR to the regional power grid.