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Copyright: GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung
[Translate to English:] Der praktische Jahresplaner von GSI/FAIR erfreut sich seit vielen Jahren großer Beliebtheit. Darin sind alle gesetzlichen Feiertage und die Schulferien aufgeführt. Er bietet eine gute Übersicht über das Jahr und ist für viele eine nützliche Planungshilfe.

Photo: Jan-Christoph Hartung/TU Darmstadt
The ELEMENTS project combines the strong research forces of several international leading institutions. Besides the Goethe University Frankfurt as consortium leader the TU Darmstadt, the University of Gießen and the GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt are also involved.

Picture: A. Bauswein, GSI
A new study lead by GSI scientists and international colleagues investigates black-hole formation in neutron star mergers. Computer simulations show that the properties of dense nuclear matter play a crucial role, which directly links the astrophysical merger event to heavy-ion collision experiments at GSI and FAIR. These properties will be studied more precisely at the future FAIR facility. With the award of the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics the topic currently also receives a lot of attention.

Photo: Alexander Yakushev, GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung
Gaining a better understanding of the limiting factors for the existence of stable, superheavy elements is a decade-old quest of chemistry and physics. Superheavy elements, as are called the chemical elements with atomic numbers greater than 103, do not occur in nature and are produced artificially with particle accelerators. They vanish within seconds. A team of scientists from GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung Darmstadt, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU),…

Photo: Rina Wiedmer (SCNAT)
For his research at the boundary of nuclear physics and astronomy, Friedrich-Karl Thielemann receives the Karl Schwarzschild Medal, the most prestigious prize in Germany in the field of astronomy and astrophysics. Since 2018, Thielemann has been a guest scientist at GSI after his retirement and continues his award-winning research on the origin of the elements in the universe in collaboration with his theory colleagues. This work is of great importance for the future experimental program at FAIR…

Credit: Dr. Matthäus Krantz
Nuclear clocks could make our time measurement even more accurate than atomic clocks. The key to this lies in thorium-229, an atomic nucleus whose lowest excited state has very low energy. A research team from the Kirchhoff Institute for Physics at the University of Heidelberg, TU Wien, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU), the Helmholtz Institute Mainz (HIM), and GSI Helmholtzzentrum in Darmstadt has now succeeded in measuring this low energy. Using an extremely accurate detector, it was…

Photo: G. Otto, GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung
Professor Almudena Arcones has been elected "Fellow 2020" of the American Physical Society (APS). With this prestigious recognition, the APS honors Almudena Arcones' outstanding contributions in the field of astrophysics. The Spanish-German physicist works since 2007 in the GSI Theory department with a joint appointment with the Technische Universität Darmstadt.

Photo: O. Azzaroni
Professor Omar Azzaroni from Argentina has received the Georg Forster Research Award, granted by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, for his research in the field of nanosciences. As award winner, he will work in close cooperation with the Materials Research Department of GSI.

Photo: C. Pomplun / GSI
The research at FAIR and the ongoing research activities in the run up to its establishment were the focus of a visit by Professor Wolf-Dieter Lukas, State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). Together with further senior staff from the BMBF, he heard all about the outlook for the future at the FAIR and GSI campus.