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Welcome Summer Students!

Photo: G. Otto/GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH

The summer students of 2018.



36 students from 24 countries take part in this year’s Summer Student Program at GSI and FAIR. During their eight-weeks stay on the campus they participate actively in GSI and FAIR science projects, get to know the experiments and the research areas and get involved in the everyday working life at an accelerator institute.

From plasma physics to tumor therapy and atomic physics: Every summer student gets the chance to work on his own research project within the current GSI and FAIR experiments.

The main focus are developments and tests of technical and experimental components for the accelerator facility FAIR, which is being built at GSI, and its future experiments. Apart from the scientific program there are also social events planned like a barbecue party, a football match or trips to the region for networking and international exchange. In public lectures, which are part of the program, the summer students learn about GSI and FAIR research and scientific results.

For many of the students, who come mainly from European but also from more distant countries in Asia or Central America, the Summer Student Program is the first step to a master or PhD thesis at GSI and FAIR. The Summer Student Program, which takes place for the 38th time, is organized together with the graduate school HGS-HIRe.

The lectures are public and can be visited by everyone.

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Sommer Student Program of GSI and FAIR


The summer students of 2018.
Photo: G. Otto/GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH