Exhibition "50 Jahre GSI – Lieblingsbilder und Erinnerungen " opened


GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. It was founded in December 1969. The anniversary celebrations also included two very special activities: On the one hand, the ten favorite photos from five decades of GSI history were chosen. On the other hand, the current and former employees had the opportunity to submit their personal memories of their time at GSI as a short story. The results can now be seen in the public exhibition "50 Jahre GSI – Lieblingsbilder und Erinnerungen". At the opening, Professor Karlheinz Langanke, Research Director of FAIR and GSI, addressed the audience.

"GSI looks back on an impressive history with numerous scientific discoveries and, at the same time, with the construction of the international FAIR accelerator, into an eventful future that will lead us to many more highlights," said Professor Langanke. "The photos in the exhibition show just how appealing and aesthetic research can be visually. The memories give an insight into the work characterized by esteem and cooperation here on campus and, of course, also in an international environment. Our goal is to uphold these values also in the future."

The exhibition shows the ten favorite pictures chosen by staff and outsiders as large-format photo prints. Nearly 500 people took the opportunity to select their favorites from a total of 50 historical and current photos of the accelerators and experimental facilities. The photos presented are the ten with the most votes. In addition to images of detectors and accelerator components, the most frequently selected photos also include more unusual motifs, such as an autumnal impression of the campus or the visit of a Star Wars costume club.

In addition, a selection of twelve illustrated GSI memories will be presented on posters. The contributions were submitted by former and current employees as well as scientific guests from previous years. In a partly serious and partly humorous way, they portray events, encounters, successes and the overarching cooperation in the various fields of work on the campus and thus represent a lived culture of scientific exchange and joint commitment.

The exhibition will take place in the foyer of the Konferenz- und Bürogebäude West (KBW) on the GSI/FAIR Campus, Planckstraße 1, 64291 Darmstadt, Germany, and will be open from November 15 to December 20, 2019 from Monday to Friday between 10 am and 4 pm. External guests are requested to bring an identification document with them for admission to the campus. (CP)

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