Visit to FAIR and GSI by Kerstin Radomski, member of the Bundestag
The progress of the FAIR project and the current scientific activities on the Campus were the central topics during the visit of Kerstin Radomski, a member of the Bundestag. The politician comes from Krefeld and belongs to the CDU party. Her positions include member of the budget committee of the Bundestag and deputy member of the committee on Education, Research and Technology Assessment. She was received by Jörg Blaurock, the Technical Managing Director of GSI and FAIR, and Ingo Peter, the Head of Public Relations.
Ms. Radomski informed herself about the current status of the FAIR construction project, which is one of the largest cutting-edge research projects worldwide, and about previous research successes and the current experimental program “FAIR Phase 0.” The visit also provided an opportunity to discuss the strategic goals in all of the areas of management. These goals provide the framework for all of the activities conducted at FAIR and GSI
Ms. Radomski was able to view the progress on the FAIR construction site from close up during a drive around the site. The status of the various building works ranged from the recently started shell construction for the SIS100 central ring accelerator to the excavation pit for the first of the large-scale experimental stations to be built. Information was also provided about the project organization behind the work and the construction site logistics.
The visit concluded with a tour which provided Ms. Radomski with an insight into the existing research facilities. She visited the Experimental Storage Ring ESR, the therapy unit for tumor treatment using carbon ions, and the HADES large-scale detector. (BP)