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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.

Photo: Gaby Otto/GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH
On Monday, 25 July, this year’s Summer Student Program at GSI and FAIR started, in which 34 students from 20 countries take part. They will spend eight weeks on the campus, get to know the experiments and the research areas and get involved in the everyday working life.

Photo: G. Otto/GSI Helmholtzzentrum
Current research and further projects at GSI and FAIR were the main topics during a visit of Brigitte Zypries, member of the German parliament. The traditional summer walking tour with citizens through her constituency led the politician, who also is Parliamentary State Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Economy and Energy, to the GSI and FAIR campus.

Photo: A. Zschau, GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung
A publication by researchers of the GSI Helmholtz Center for Heavy Ion Research in Darmstadt and the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) in Heidelberg is included in the 25 most important articles of the 60-year history of the scientific journal "Physics in Medicine and Biology". The publication dating from the year 2000 was fundamental for the three-dimensional treatment planning in tumor therapy with ion beams based on of the so-called raster scan method. The article was published again in an...

Issue 14
In the 14th issue of our magazine "target" we report the inauguration of our new and especially energy efficient high-performance computing centre Green IT Cube. Also the bunch compressor, the first component for the FAIR ring accelerator, has been delivered, as well as components for the FAIR beam transport and the FAIR storage ring CR. Our research activities bring news on tests of quantum electrodynamics and the search for the island of stability. Furthermore we present the five existing...

Picture: ion42 for GSI/FAIR
Members of the international council of the future accelerator facility FAIR (Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research in Europe) and the supervisory board of the GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research have responded very positively to current developments at FAIR and GSI. At their most recent meeting in Darmstadt, delegates of the nine partner countries who are realising the new large-scale research institution alongside Germany welcomed FAIR’s organisational restructuring and the further...