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Saturday Morning Physics: Excursion leads to FAIR and GSI

Photo: G. Otto / GSI Helmholtzzentrum

Participants of Saturday Morning Physics



It's a success story with 20 years of tradition: On Saturday, December 8, more than 210 high school students from all over the state of Hesse had the opportunity to gain an insight into current physical research at FAIR and GSI. During tours of the research facilities, the participants explored the accelerators and experiments on the GSI and FAIR campus. They also learned about the construction of the international accelerator facility FAIR and had the opportunity to take a closer look at the current progress on the construction site. At the beginning, there was traditionally a small breakfast together.

"Saturday Morning Physics" is a project of the physics department of the TU Darmstadt. The series of lectures is held annually and aims to increase the interest of young people in physics. In lectures and experiments on seven consecutive Saturdays between autumn and Christmas holidays the high school students learn about the latest developments in physical research at university. Those who take part in six of seven courses receive the "Saturday Morning Physics" diploma. The visit to FAIR and GSI takes place as an excursion within the series. GSI has been one of the sponsors and supporters of this project since the start. (BP)

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Participants of Saturday Morning Physics
During the excursion, the high school students had the opportunity to explore the research facilities of GSI and FAIR.
Photo: G. Otto / GSI Helmholtzzentrum