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Photo: G. Otto/GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung
The centerpiece of the future FAIR accelerator facility will be the 1.1-kilometer-long SIS100 ring accelerator, which will especially stand out because of its intense high-energy ion beams. To use these accelerated beams for experiments, they first have to be extracted from the ring accelerator. Darmstadt has just received the first of a series of six-pole magnets that will play a crucial role in the slow extraction process at the SIS100.

Foto: C. Pomplun, GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung
The Hessian Minister of Education, Professor Alexander Lorz, visited the GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung and the future accelerator center FAIR (Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research in Europe) in Darmstadt on Monday during the “Weeks of Science and Research” organized by the government of the German state of Hesse. During his visit, he gathered information about the current research projects at the existing GSI facilities and the status of planning for the FAIR project and the...

Photo: G. Otto/GSI Helmholtzzentrum
This year, the Christoph Schmelzer Award was presented to three young female scientists. Bianca Berndt of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Dr. Marta Rovituso of the research institute TIFPA (Trento/Italy), and Dr. Maria Saager of the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) in Heidelberg accepted the award on November 24 at the GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung. Each year, the Verein zur Förderung der Tumortherapie mit schweren Ionen e.V. (Association for the Promotion of...

Photo: IMP, Lanzhou
The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) awarded three FAIR and GSI scientists with visiting professorships under the CAS President's International Fellowship Initiative (PIFI). The awardees were Professor Thomas Stöhlker, research director of GSI, PD Dr. Yuri A. Litvinov, head of GSI's "SPARC Detectors" department, and Professor Christina Trautmann, head of GSI's "Materials Research" department.

Photo: Benedikt Rudek
A team of researchers from the Helmholtz Institute Jena, a university branch of the GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung, and DESY has paved the way for using novel laser systems to observe the dynamic process of chemical bonds being broken apart. For their experiments, the scientists combined high-performance light generation and detection components from the two Helmholtz institutions. The resulting set-up forms the basis for observing high-speed processes with a resolution of 30...

Calendar 2017
Our calendar 2017 is now available. If you want to order the DIN A2 sized calendar, please contact GSI-Kalender@gsi.de directly and we will immediately send the calendar to you by post. Be sure to mention the following information: your name, your address and the number of calendars you wish to order. GSI employees can get a copy at the foyer, the entrance of the KBW, or the storage.

Photo: G. Otto, GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung
Dr. Ingo Tews has received the FAIR-GSI doctoral candidate award. He was presented with the award for his doctoral thesis titled “Quantum Monte Carlo calculations with chiral effective field theory interactions.” The annual award comes with an endowment of €1,000, which is donated by the Pfeiffer Vacuum company. The award was presented by Professor Boris Sharkov, the Scientific Managing Director of FAIR, and Dr. Ulrich von Hülsen, a member of the Management Board of Pfeiffer Vacuum GmbH, at the...