Korean guests at FAIR and GSI


Recently, Professor Myeun Kwon, Director of the accelerator center RAON (Rare isotope Accelerator complex for ON-line experiments) in Daejeon, South-Korea, visited the facilities of GSI and FAIR with a delegation. With RAON, a large-scale research facility for nuclear physics with heavy ion beams is being built in Korea. Accordingly, the guests were particularly interested in an exchange of experiences on questions of organization and technical implementation of FAIR.

Jörg Blaurock, Technical Managing Director of FAIR and GSI, and Professor Karlheinz Langanke, Research Director of FAIR and GSI, welcomed the group and informed them about the scientific goals and the status of realization of the FAIR project in a talk followed by a discussion. Afterwards they accompanied the guests to the FAIR construction site, where the Korean group took a look at the FAIR construction progress. An introduction to the technical challenges and scientific capabilities of the FAIR ring accelerator SIS100 and a tour of the testing facility for superconducting FAIR magnets lead by Dr. Peter Spiller, head of the subproject SIS100, were also part of the day's program. (CP)