100,000th visitor at GSI and FAIR
The 100,000th guest has visited the accelerator facility and the experimental sites at GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung as well as the developments and the construction site of the future facility FAIR in Darmstadt. Already since 1977, shortly after the commissioning of the first research facilites, GSI offers guided tours free of charge. The tours aim at the non-scientific public. School classes, associations, companies and a variety of other groups take the opportunity to learn directly from scientists about cutting-edge research with accelerators and to discuss with them. Currently approximately 6,000 visitors come to see the facility every year, with an increased demand due to the construction of FAIR.
Information about guided tours: www-dev.gsi.de/besucher