FAIR

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

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02.07.2012 | Greatest Grant Notification of BMBF History for Particle Accelerator FAIR

(c) G. Otto / GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung

Opening of the construction site

(c) G. Otto / GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung

Handing over the grant notification

(c) G. Otto / GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung

Dredger parade

 

20 hectars of building area, 35.000 tons of steel and 600.000 cubic metres of concrete – at GSI in Darmstadt one of the largests research facilities of the world is currently under construction: the international accelerator facility FAIR (Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research). Parliamentary State Secretary Helge Braun presented FAIR today with the greatest grant notification for a research project in the history of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) of 526 million Euro and thus gave green light for the construction of the facility. After the completion in 2018 scientists want to explore the evolution of the universe and gain insights into the building blocks of matter with the new particle accelerator. Besides fundamental research also new medical treatments and diagnostic methods, energy-efficient high performance computers and new materials, e. g. for space travel, will be investigated.


Full press release (German)


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Opening of the construction site
Handing over the grant notification
Dredger parade
From left: Parliamentary State Secretary Dr. Helge Braun (BMBF), Dr. Beatrix Vierkorn-Rudolph (BMBF), Professor Boris Sharkov (FAIR GmbH), State Secretary Ingmar Jung (HMWK), retired minister of science Ruth Wagner; 2. row: Professor Günther Rosner (FAIR GmbH), Professor Horst Stöcker (GSI)
From left: State Secretary Ingmar Jung (HMWK), Professor Boris Sharkov (FAIR GmbH), Parliamentary State Secretary Dr. Helge Braun (BMBF), Professor Günther Rosner (FAIR GmbH)
A dredger parade opened the construction road.
(c) G. Otto / GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung
(c) G. Otto / GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung
(c) G. Otto / GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung