European Physical Society visits FAIR and GSI


Recently, the Nuclear Physics Board of the European Physical Society (EPS) visited the facilities of FAIR and GSI at its biannual meeting. The Board is the highest body for nuclear physics within the EPS.

In a series of lectures, the participants learned more about the science at GSI during FAIR Phase 0, about the progress in the construction of the FAIR accelerators and detectors, and about the future research possibilities at FAIR. The FAIR-relevant efforts of the partner universities in Darmstadt and Frankfurt were also presented. The board also took a look at the FAIR progress from the FAIR viewpoint onto the construction site.

The European Physical Society is an association of 42 European physical societies. Founded in 1968, the scientific society represents over 100,000 physicists in Europe. Its headquarters are in Mulhouse, France. With over 62,000 members, the German Physical Society is the largest member of the EPS. Its purpose is the organization of conferences and the promotion of scientific exchange. (CP)