FAIR

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

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GSI is member of

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Funded by

BMBF HMWK MWWK TMWWDG

Branches

HI-Jena HIM

Facts and figures

FAIR

Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research in Europe

FAIR GmbH

Shareholders from nine countries: Finland, France, Germany, India, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovenia and Sweden. Associated: United Kingdom.

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.

Total cost

1,262 million Euro (price level of 2005).