Member of the Bundestag Christoph Meyer visits FAIR and GSI


Christoph Meyer, member of the Bundestag, visited GSI and FAIR. The FDP politician from Berlin is a member of the parliamentary Committee on Budget and in this context concerned with education and research, amongst others also with the FAIR project. Important topics during his visit on Monday, 17 June 2019, were the progress of the FAIR project and the current scientific activities on campus. He was welcomed by Professor Paolo Giubellino, Scientific Managing Director, Administrative Managing Director Ursula Weyrich and Technical Managing Director Jörg Blaurock, as well as Ingo Peter, Head of Public Relations Department.

Christoph Meyer used the visit to Darmstadt to inform himself personally about the progress of the mega project FAIR and to visit the construction site. The tour included a look at the first completed shell construction sections for the large SIS100 ring accelerator, the construction activities for the central transfer building and the excavation pit for the future large-scale experiment CBM. Information was also provided on the FAIR project organization and construction site logistics.

Afterwards, Christoph Meyer, who was accompanied by his team member Marcel Schwemmlein, was able to gain insights into the existing research facilities during a guided tour on the GSI and FAIR campus. For example he visited the test facility for superconducting magnets for the accelerator ring SIS100 as well as the experimental storage ring ESR and the large detector HADES. The treatment unit for tumor therapy with carbon ions was also part of the visit. (LW)