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Foto: A. Zschau, GSI Helmholtzzentrum
The Marburg Ion Beam Therapy Center was ceremonially opened on November 11, 2015. Treatment of the first patients at the center had started in October. Heavy ion therapy was developed at the GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt. The accelerator facility was successfully used for the treatment of tumor patients between 1997 and 2008. A new accelerator facility of this kind is now going into operation in Marburg. It is the second such facility in Germany that is attached to a...



G. Otto, GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung
The GLAD (GSI Large Acceptance Dipole) magnet has arrived today at the GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung and FAIR (Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research in Europe). It took one week for the giant 60-ton scientific device to make the 600-kilometer journey from Saclay (near Paris) to GSI in Darmstadt. The superconducting GLAD magnet, which was built at the CEA research center in Saclay, will be used in the R3B experiment at FAIR. With this experiment scientists can investigate the...



G. Otto, GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung
Almudena Arcones, Head of a Helmholtz Young Investigator group at the GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research and junior professor at the TU Darmstadt, is to receive a € 1.5 million grant from the European Research Council for the next five years. The “European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant” will enable her to compile a team that will carry out new calculations on the creation of the elements in stars. In the competitive selection process, Arcones was one of a group of 300 entrants...



Copyright: G. Otto, GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung
An international team of researchers at GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung has succeeded in discovering four new atomic nuclei. The exotic nuclei are one isotope each of the elements berkelium and neptunium and two isotopes of the element americium. The scientists used a new, highly sensitive method to create and detect the nuclei.



Copyright: G. Otto, GSI Helmholtzzentrum
The energy- and cost-saving high-performance computing center “Green Cube” currently under construction at GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung has been presented with a major international award as an innovative data center at the European Congress for Computing Centers and Cloud Computing, “Datacloud 2015”. On Tuesday evening it received one of the main awards, the renowned “Datacloud Enterprise Datacentre Award”, in Monte Carlo. The award is presented in recognition of outstanding...



Photo: C.Düllmann, GSI
The synthesis of element 117 at GSI belongs to the Top Ten Physics News Stories in 2014 published by American Physical Society (APS).



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The graduate administrator and lawyer Ursula Weyrich has been appointed as the joint administrative managing director of FAIR GmbH and GSI Helmholtz Center for Heavy Ion Research GmbH. Today she succeeds the administrative managing director of FAIR, Professor Günther Rosner, and the commercial managing director ad interim of GSI, Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Henschel. As the joint managing director of FAIR and GSI she will above all advance the merger of the two institutions, which is planned for the coming...



Photo: Gaby Otto/GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH
An international collaboration led by research groups from Mainz and Darmstadt, Germany has achieved the synthesis of a new class of chemical compounds for superheavy elements at the RIKEN Nishina Center for Accelerator-based Research (RNC) in Japan. For the first time, a chemical bond was established between a superheavy element – seaborgium (element 106) in the present study – and a carbon atom. Eighteen atoms of seaborgium were converted into seaborgium hexacarbonyl complexes, which include...



Foto: G. Otto, GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung
How are very neutron rich nuclei build up? To answer this question scientists at GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH build the neutron detector NeuLAND. Now the first double plane of the neutron detector was tested. NeuLAND will be part of the R3B experiment at the future particle accelerator facility FAIR. With NeuLAND scientists can correlate multiple neutrons to one nuclear reaction as effective as never before. The aim: To understand the formation of elements in supernovae.