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Trial day for female highschool students at GSI



Five girls visited GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung taking the opportunity given by the trial day for female students of TU Darmstadt. A guided tour and a presentation gave them a first insight into research and physical principles.

Many of them decided to visit GSI because they are interested in studying a scientific subject. Others knew GSI from Saturday Morning Physics. „I would like to study radiation protection“, one girl said.

Dr. Michael Block who is working in the superheavy elements physics department showed the students the accelerator facilities, the therapy site, the SHIP/SHIPTRAP and the HADES experiment. „To wake the students passion for science and fundamental research it is the best If a scientist shows the facilities he is working with every day and explains them in a comprehensible way“, he said.

Dr. Michael Block shows the students the SHIPTRAP experiment.
The main control room - from here the accelerators are operated.
(c) G. Otto / GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung