Chinese Academy of Sciences awards three researchers
The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) awarded three FAIR and GSI scientists with visiting professorships under the CAS President's International Fellowship Initiative (PIFI). The awardees were Professor Thomas Stöhlker, research director of GSI, PD Dr. Yuri A. Litvinov, head of GSI's "SPARC Detectors" department, and Professor Christina Trautmann, head of GSI's "Materials Research" department.
The awards were presented in recognition of the success and the importance of the long-standing scientific cooperation between the Institute of Modern Physics (IMP) in Lanzhou, China, and GSI. IMP vice-director Hongwei Zhao handed over the award certificate during the visits of the awardees in China in July and August 2016.
The collaboration between CAS and GSI has a long tradition and covers accelerator physics and research fields such as atomic, nuclear, and astrophysics as well as materials science. Both institutions operate heavy-ion accelerator facilities and plan the next-generation accelerators, FAIR in Darmstadt and HIAF in Huizhou.