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

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Research with the GSI accelerator facility

GSI operates a unique accelerator facility for heavy ions. Researchers from all over the world use the facility for experiments to gain new insights about the building blocks of matter and the evolution of the universe. In addition they develop new applications in medicine and technology.

Crossing new frontiers

The best-known results are the discovery of six new chemical elements and the development of a new type of tumor therapy using ion beams.

Currently the international accelerator center called FAIR – one of the largest research projects in the world – is being built adjacent to GSI.

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