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With the appointment of Dr. Hartmut Eickhoff as Technical Director in mid-February the GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research has a third managing director for the first time. With this strengthening of the management the GSI Helmholtz Centre is prepared for the implementation of the international accelerator facility FAIR (Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research). Professor Dr. Horst Stöcker as Scientific Director and CEO as well as Christiane Neumann as Administrative Director remain in the management of GSI. As Technical Director Hartmut Eickhoff is, responsible, among others, for the operation of the scientific and technical facilities and the upgrading and conversion of the GSI accelerator facility as injector for FAIR. He has been working for many years in various positions at GSI and, in spite of his new position, is head of the accelerator division.

"With Hartmut Eickhoff, we have won over a personality with strong leadership qualities, but also an experienced accelerator expert. With his support as Technical Director GSI is prepared for the next steps in the technical implementation of FAIR”, says Horst Stöcker.

Eickhoff received his doctorate in the field of nuclear physics in Munster. Since 1980 he worked on the design for the heavy ion synchrotron SIS18 and the ESR storage ring at the accelerator department of the GSI Helmholtz Centre and furthermore enhanced these accelerator sections. 1995 Eickhoff took responsibility for the modification of the accelerator for GSI’s pilot project in tumour therapy with carbon ions in Darmstadt. From 1998 to 2005 he headed the accelerator project for the ion beam therapy centre of Heidelberg (HIT), at the University Hospital of Heidelberg. For now four years, since 2005, Hartmut Eickhoff is head of the accelerator division at the GSI Helmholtz Centre.

Dr. Hartmut Eickhoff
Dr. Hartmut Eickhoff, new Technical Director of the GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research.
G. Otto/GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH