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Photo: G. Otto, GSI
Angela Dorn, the Hessen State Minister for Higher Education, Research and the Arts, recently visited GSI and FAIR. She was welcomed by Ursula Weyrich, Administrative Managing Director of FAIR and GSI, as well as by Research Director Professor Karlheinz Langanke and FAIR Construction Site Manager Harald Hagelskamp. Minister Dorn was accompanied by Dr. Ulrike Mattig, Head of Unit III 5 for non-university research institutions of the ministry.



Photo: G. Otto/GSI
37 Students from 19 countries participate in the Summer Student Program of GSI and FAIR this year. They spend eight weeks on campus, getting to know the experiments and research areas of GSI and FAIR and experiencing everyday work at an international accelerator laboratory.



Photo: I. Peter / GSI
The visit of Bernd Reuther, FDP Member of the Bundestag, to GSI and FAIR focused on the progress of the FAIR project and the current scientific activities on campus. The politician was received by Ursula Weyrich, Administrative Managing Director of GSI and FAIR, FAIR Site Manager Harald Hagelskamp and Ingo Peter, Head of Public Relations.



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The broad expertise of the scientists at the GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung and at the accelerator center FAIR, currently under construction, is in demand. Latest occasion: The radiation biologist Professor Claudia Fournier from the Biophysics Department of GSI was appointed by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) as an expert to a United Nations scientific committee meeting.



Photo: G. Otto, GSI
Professor Yuri Tsolakovich Oganessian, Russian researcher of Armenian descend and currently scientific leader of the Flerov Laboratory for Nuclear Reactions of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR) in Dubna, visited FAIR and GSI. The 86-year-old Oganessian has led many experiments on the synthesis of artificially produced chemical elements, including the heaviest currently existing element of the periodic table, element 118, which was named Oganesson in his honor.



Photo: G. Otto, GSI
Recently, Michael Boddenberg visited the FAIR and GSI facilities. Boddenberg is a member of the Hessian state parliament and chairman of its CDU parliamentary group. He was accompanied by Dr. Tobias Kleiter, head of the parliamentary group chairman's office. The guests were welcomed by the joint management of FAIR and GSI.



Photos: G. Otto, A. Zschau, GSI
50 years of GSI are also 50 years full of impressive images of our accelerators, experiments and facilities. We have selected 50 of the best photos and now ask you to select your three favorite pictures. We will give away ten of our coffee mugs "Das Universum im Labor" in a prize draw among all entries.



Photo: I. Peter, GSI
Ayse Asar, State Secretary at the Hessen State Ministry of Higher Education, Science and the Arts, recently visited FAIR and GSI. She was informed about the current research and the progress of FAIR, one of the largest projects for cutting-edge research worldwide. She was received by Professor Paolo Giubellino, Scientific Managing Director, Ursula Weyrich, Administrative Managing Director, Jörg Blaurock, Technical Managing Director.



Photo: G. Otto/GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH
The first meeting of the International Biophysics Collaboration took place at GSI and FAIR. More than 200 researchers, scientists and students from all over the world attended the three-day conference. The Collaboration exploits the opportunities offered by FAIR and other new accelerator facilities in biomedical applications of ion beams. Astronaut Reinhold Ewald was among the top-class speakers.