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Photo: C. Grau for GSI
Visitors received an opportunity to be researchers and discoverers for a day on Sunday, May 7, at the Open House event of the GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung and the future FAIR accelerator center. Finally GSI and FAIR had a positive assessment of the event. Almost 11 000 visitors came to the campus in Darmstadt to view the research stations, laboratories, and experimental setups. GSI and FAIR had opened their doors to guests for eight hours, and thousands of curious visitors,...



Photo: C. Grau for GSI
Offering a first-hand experience of the fascinating world of research — that’s the purpose of the Open House at the GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung and the future FAIR accelerator center in Darmstadt on Sunday, May 7, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (admission until 5 p.m.). Visitors can look forward to an exciting program of information and entertainment at numerous locations that will give them an introduction to the research with ion beams that is conducted at the center. On this day,...



Photo: G. Otto, GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung
The construction of the FAIR accelerator facility is picking up speed. The preparatory work has now commenced for linking the existing accelerator systems of GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung to the new FAIR facility, which will take place later on. An important milestone here is the erection of two approximately 100-meter-long retaining walls that are up to eight meters tall. These walls are being built near GSI’s SIS18 accelerator ring, which will connect to the FAIR facility.



Photo: Christian Grau for GSI
Unravel the secrets regarding the structure and development of the universe. Visit the experimentation facility that was the first to create the new element darmstadtium, which is named after the city of Darmstadt. See the accelerator experts in the main control room at work and have talks with international scientists. Examine the treatment place where a new radiation treatment was developed to combat cancer. Explore the construction site, where the unique particle accelerator facility FAIR...



Photo: G. Otto, GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung
At a ceremony held in Darmstadt, Professor Paolo Giubellino was inaugurated as the first joint Scientific Managing Director of GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH and Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research in Europe GmbH (FAIR GmbH). The festive inauguration ceremony was held at the Darmstadtium science and congress center. The guests included numerous politicians, university representatives, and partners from the organizations’ international scientific collaborations.



Copyright: Christoph Düllmann, JGU Mainz
Scientists from GSI are participants in one of the ten most important discoveries of 2016. A publication by a team of researchers led by the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) and including scientists and engineers from GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt, the Helmholtz Institute Mainz (HIM), and the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) is among the most important breakthroughs in physics in 2016. The team’s work is featured as one of the “2016 Top Ten...



Picture: Blausen.com staff. CC BY 3.0, remix by GSI
At the GSI Helmholtz Center for Heavy Ion Research was developed and tested a new method for a future treatment of cardiac arrhythmia. The research was carried by a team of biophysicists from GSI and physicians from Heidelberg University and the Mayo Clinic in the United States. Beams of carbon ions are already used successfully to treat tumors and could represent a non-invasive alternative to the present treatment with cardiac catheters or drugs.



Photo: G. Otto, GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung
Around 300 nuclear physicists from around the world are meeting in Darmstadt from January 11 to 13 for an international conference of the Nuclear Physics European Collaboration Committee (NuPECC) — an expert committee of the European Science Foundation (ESF). The three-day event — known as a Town Meeting — has been organized by GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung. The purpose of the conference is to set the long-term course and lay out the Long Range Plan for the future of European...



Photo: G. Otto, GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung
On January 1, 2017, Professor Paolo Giubellino became the first joint scientific managing director of Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research in Europe GmbH (FAIR GmbH) and GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH in Darmstadt. In addition, he has taken over the position of spokesperson of the management of FAIR and GSI. In September, the FAIR Council and the GSI Supervisory Board announced their decision to appoint Giubellino.