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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.