50 years GSI

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FAIR

The new accelerator facility FAIR is under construction at GSI. Learn more.

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Funded by

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Branches

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Facts and figures

FAIR

Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research in Europe

FAIR GmbH

Shareholders from the following countries: Finland, France, Germany, India, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovenia and Sweden. Associated: United Kingdom. Aspirant partner: Czech Republic.

GSI GmbH

German shareholder of FAIR GmbH

FAIR accelerator facility

Centerpiece is a superconducting ring accelerator with a circumference of 1100 meters. Additionally several storage rings and experiment sites.

GSI accelerator facility

Will be part of the FAIR accelerator facility and serve as first acceleration step.

Specifications of the FAIR accelerator facility

Highest particle intensity, highest precision, highest diversity of accelerated ions, high particle energies (correspond up to 99 percent of the speed of light), parallel operation of up to four experiments at the same time

Research at FAIR

„The universe in the laboratory“. FAIR provides new insights into the structure of matter and the evolution of the universe from the Big Bang until today. Here, it is possible to create states of matter in the laboratory that otherwise only exist in the universe e.g. in stellar explosions or in the core of planets.

Employees of GSI and FAIR

1,400 employees

Scientific users of the FAIR facility

3000 researchers from 50 countries.

Commissioning

Planned for 2025.

Investments

Planning status in 2015: 1.262 billion Euro (based on price level of 2005).

Final report

The shareholders of FAIR GmbH had decided in 2015 to have the project re-evaluated in the spring of 2019. The international committee of experts charged of the evaluation has presented its final report to the shareholders of FAIR GmbH.
News about the report of the international group of experts