22.08.2012 | "Accelerator centers stick together"
Dr. Yoshio Yamazaki from J-PARC, Japan, thanked for GSI's donations after the tsunami
After the tsunami and the earthquake in Japan in March 2011 GSI employees collected donations. Dr. Yoshio Yamazaki, who had received them, now thanked all employees during his visit at GSI.
The tsunami and the earthquake in Japan in March 2011 demanded many victims and caused an incredible destruction. The accelerator center J-PARC (Japan Proton Accelerator Research Complex) was affected, too. Therefore GSI employees collected 3.265 Euros and donated it to J-PARC. The research complex’ management level considered many possibilities how to spend the donation. In the end they decided to give the donation to Dr. Yoshio Yamazaki, deputy head of RCS (Rapid Cycle Synchrotron), and his family. Their home stood right next to the coast and had been severly damaged by the tsunami.