Hessian Parliament Representative René Rock visits FAIR and GSI
At the beginning of September René Rock, FDP Fraction Chairman in the Hessian Parliament visited the campus of FAIR and GSI. Central topics were the current research program and the progress within the FAIR project. René Rock was accompanied by Brian Röcken, Head of the District Association of Junge Liberale Südhessen. The Scientific Managing Director Professor Paolo Giubellino, the Technical Managing Director Jörg Blaurock as well as Ingo Peter, the Head of Public Relations welcomed the guests on site.
In an introductory talk the two FDP politicians got an overview on the GSI research and the FAIR project, one of the largest cutting-edge research projects worldwide. In the following joint conversation, the FAIR and GSI management gave more detailed information on the plans for the scientific use of the FAIR accelerator facility, the strategic goals for FAIR and GSI and the further development of the campus.
During the guided tour through the existing research facility the visitors informed themselves on the research highlights of GSI, e.g. the tumor therapy with carbon ions, the discovery of new elements and the production of cosmic matter at the HADES detector. The guests also got an impression of the high-tech developments for FAIR which are in full progress. Furthermore, René Rock and Brian Röcken were able to take a direct look at the work on the FAIR site during a bus tour. On the 20-hectare site, the shell construction work for the central ring accelerator SIS100 is ongoing and the excavation pit for the first of the future large-scale experiment stations is prepared.