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Photo: C. Grau for GSI
Visitors received an opportunity to be researchers and discoverers for a day on Sunday, May 7, at the Open House event of the GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung and the future FAIR accelerator center. Finally GSI and FAIR had a positive assessment of the event. Almost 11 000 visitors came to the campus in Darmstadt to view the research stations, laboratories, and experimental setups. GSI and FAIR had opened their doors to guests for eight hours, and thousands of curious visitors,...

Photo: C. Grau for GSI
Offering a first-hand experience of the fascinating world of research — that’s the purpose of the Open House at the GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung and the future FAIR accelerator center in Darmstadt on Sunday, May 7, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (admission until 5 p.m.). Visitors can look forward to an exciting program of information and entertainment at numerous locations that will give them an introduction to the research with ion beams that is conducted at the center. On this day,...

Photo: G. Otto, GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung
On Girls’Day, 32 schoolgirls from Grades 5 through 10 had the opportunity to find out what it’s like to work at GSI and FAIR. They took advantage of this future-oriented day to gain an insight into the many activities that are pursued at an international research institution, especially in professions where women have seldom been represented so far.

Image: March for Science
The GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH, Member of the Helmholtz Association, and the FAIR - Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research GmbH jointly support the worldwide initiative “March for Science” on April 22nd, 2017.

Photo: P. Koczon
For the second time the CBM PhD Award was handed over in March. Dr. Maksym Zyzak of GSI received the award for his PhD thesis at the University of Frankfurt. The award was presented during the CBM Collaboration Meeting at GSI by the spokesperson of the award committee Dr. Andrej Kugler. The award is endowed with a prize money of 500 Euros.

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As of now and until May 31, 2017, it is possible to apply for beam time for the years 2018/19 at the GSI and FAIR facilities. This marks the start for the so-called "FAIR-Phase-0", the beginning of the FAIR experimental program. Apart from the GSI accelerators UNILAC, SIS18 and ESR and the existing experiments, also parts of the FAIR instrumentation can be used, e.g. the storage ring CRYRING.

Photo: G. Otto, GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung
The construction of the FAIR accelerator facility is picking up speed. The preparatory work has now commenced for linking the existing accelerator systems of GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung to the new FAIR facility, which will take place later on. An important milestone here is the erection of two approximately 100-meter-long retaining walls that are up to eight meters tall. These walls are being built near GSI’s SIS18 accelerator ring, which will connect to the FAIR facility.

Photo: Christian Grau for GSI
Unravel the secrets regarding the structure and development of the universe. Visit the experimentation facility that was the first to create the new element darmstadtium, which is named after the city of Darmstadt. See the accelerator experts in the main control room at work and have talks with international scientists. Examine the treatment place where a new radiation treatment was developed to combat cancer. Explore the construction site, where the unique particle accelerator facility FAIR...

Photo: GSI
The new accelerator center FAIR, which is currently being built at GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt, is not only an extraordinary research project for the scientific community worldwide but also a major challenge for construction and technical building services equipment. The Technical Managing Director of FAIR and GSI, Jörg Blaurock, recently presented the project at ISH, the world’s leading trade fair for innovative technical building services equipment, in Frankfurt....