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In July 2018 the Semenov Medal in gold was awarded to Professor Rudolf Bock at FAIR and GSI in the framework of a small ceremony. The medal was presented by Professor Vladimir Fortov from the Russian Academy of Science (RAS), member of the FAIR Council, in the presence of the FAIR and GSI Management Board – Professor Paolo Giubellino, Ursula Weyrich and Jörg Blaurock – as well as Professor Boris Sharkov, former Scientific Director of FAIR.



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The progress of the FAIR project and the current scientific activities on the Campus were the central topics during the visit of Kerstin Radomski, member of the Bundestag. The politician comes from Krefeld and belongs to the CDU party. Her positions include member of the budget committee of the Bundestag and deputy member of the committee on Education, Research and Technology Assessment. She was received by Jörg Blaurock, the Technical Managing Director of GSI and FAIR, and Ingo Peter, the Head...



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Dr. Antje Peters has been honoured with the PANDA Theory PhD Prize 2018 for her doctoral thesis at the Goethe University in Frankfurt. She received the award at the most recent PANDA Collaboration Meeting in Stockholm.



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36 students from 24 countries take part in this year’s Summer Student Program at GSI and FAIR. During their eight-weeks stay on the campus they participate actively in GSI and FAIR science projects, get to know the experiments and the research areas and get involved in the everyday working life at an accelerator institute.



Photo: B. Jakob/GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH
Sixty experts from all over the world met at ESI, the European Scientific Institute in France, in June to jointly explore future medical accelerators for treating cancer with ions. The workshop, “Ions for cancer therapy, space research and material science”, jointly organised by CERN, GSI and ESI, focused on possibilities to advance towards the design for a next generation medical and research facility for ion therapy in Europe. It is the second workshop of a series initiated by GSI to highlight...



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A high-ranking delegation from Thailand consisting of 15 participants visited the FAIR and GSI facilities in June. To the group, among others, belonged Professor Soranit Siltharm, Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Science and Technology, and Professor Sarawut Sujitjorn, Director of the Synchrotron Light Research Institute (SLRI) in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand.



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The GSI biophysicist Dr. Christian Graeff has been honored for his scientific achievements with the Günther von Pannewitz Award of the German Society of Radiation Oncology (DEGRO). The award was presented in recognition of his research on the use of ion beams to treat cardiac arrhythmia. Dr. Graeff accepted the award at the DEGRO annual congress in Leipzig.



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In July Patrick Burghardt, State Secretary in the Hessen State Ministry for Higher Education, Research and the Arts (HMWK), visited FAIR and GSI. He was accompanied by Ulrike Mattig, representative of the State of Hesse in the FAIR Council and deputy chair of the GSI supervisory board. Burghardt took the opportunity to extensively inform himself about the research of the existing facility and the progress on the construction site. “Today I could see for myself about the cutting-edge research at...



Image Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/UNAM/Ioffe/D.Page, P. Shternin et al; Optical: NASA/STScI; Illustration: NASA/CXC/M. Weiss
Complex processes take place on the microphysical level when a star explodes and becomes a neutron star. According to the latest findings the role of muons in these supernovas must be reconsidered. The muons — elementary particles that were previously neglected — have an effect on the speed of the contraction to form the neutron star. Thus they also affect the neutrino-driven explosion mechanism. The findings were made by scientists from GSI and FAIR, TU Darmstadt, the Max Planck Institute for...