State Secretary of the Hessen State Ministry of Science Ayse Asar visits GSI and FAIR
Ayse Asar, State Secretary at the Hessen State Ministry of Higher Education, Science and the Arts, recently visited FAIR and GSI. She was informed about the current research and the progress of FAIR, one of the largest projects for cutting-edge research worldwide. The former Chancellor of the RheinMain University of Applied Sciences was received by Professor Paolo Giubellino, Scientific Managing Director, Ursula Weyrich, Administrative Managing Director, Jörg Blaurock, Technical Managing Director, and Ingo Peter, Head of Public Relations.
Following a presentation on GSI and the future FAIR accelerator center, they, among other topics, exchanged views on the strategic goals for FAIR and GSI. Afterwards, a tour of the existing research facilities and the FAIR construction site was part of the program.
During the bus tour of the FAIR construction site, Ayse Asar was able to personally inspect the work on the 20-hectare site, for example the first tunnel sections for the main ring accelerator SIS100, the ongoing work for the transfer building, the central node for the beamlines, and the excavation pit for the future large-scale experiment CBM. During the subsequent tour of the test facility for the superconducting magnets of the FAIR ring accelerator SIS100, it was visible that the high-tech developments for the mega-project FAIR are already in full swing. (LW)