50 years GSI



The new accelerator facility FAIR is under construction at GSI. Learn more.


GSI is member of


Funded by




News archive

Subscribe to our RSS feed to get the latest news and press releases.


Search in news archive

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...

Picture: ion42 for GSI/FAIR
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.