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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: 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...

Copyright: G. Otto, GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung
The analysis of atomic spectra is of fundamental importance for our understanding of atomic structures. Until now, researchers were unable to examine heavy elements with optical spectroscopy because these elements do not occur in nature and cannot be artificially created in weighable amounts. However, scientists have now looked for the first time into the inner structure of heavy elements. For this they used short-lived nobelium atoms with a nuclear charge of Z=102, which had been produced at...

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The realization of the FAIR accelerator center is progressing rapidly. The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research has approved approximately €200 million in funding for the construction of the FAIR facility. Thanks to the approval of the funding, FAIR (Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research in Europe) and GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung can now begin to award construction commissions, e.g. for the tunnel of the approximately 1.1-kilometer-long underground ring...

Photo: Gaby Otto/GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH
The internationally renowned Italian physicist Professor Paolo Giubellino will be the first joint scientific managing director and spokesperson of the directorate of the Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research in Europe GmbH (FAIR GmbH) and GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH in Darmstadt. This was decided by the FAIR Council and the GSI Supervisory Board. The contracts have already been signed, and Giubellino will take up his new position in Darmstadt on January 1, 2017.

Photo: Dr. Georgi Georgiev, CSNSM Orsay, Frankreich
The global network for FAIR continues to expand. With the inclusion of Australia, all of the world’s continents are now involved in the research program at the future accelerator center FAIR. Scientists from the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra will play a leading role in a new international partnership at NUSTAR, one of the four key experiment programs at FAIR.

Photo: A. Zschau, GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung
A publication by researchers of the GSI Helmholtz Center for Heavy Ion Research in Darmstadt and the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) in Heidelberg is included in the 25 most important articles of the 60-year history of the scientific journal "Physics in Medicine and Biology". The publication dating from the year 2000 was fundamental for the three-dimensional treatment planning in tumor therapy with ion beams based on of the so-called raster scan method. The article was published again in an...

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Members of the international council of the future accelerator facility FAIR (Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research in Europe) and the supervisory board of the GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research have responded very positively to current developments at FAIR and GSI. At their most recent meeting in Darmstadt, delegates of the nine partner countries who are realising the new large-scale research institution alongside Germany welcomed FAIR’s organisational restructuring and the further...

Photo: G. Otto, GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung
Today the Minister of Science Konrad Wolf, the president of the Helmholtz Association Otmar Wiestler, the vice president for research of the Johannes Gutenberg University Wolfgang Hofmeister and the Scientific Director of GSI Karlheinz Langanke visited the Helmholtz Institute Mainz (HIM) and the research building "Structure, Symmetry and Stability of Matter and Antimatter" which are located on the university's campus close to the institutes for nuclear physics, physics and nuclear chemistry.