Saturday Morning Physics: More than 200 participants at FAIR and GSI
More than 200 high-school students from all over the state of Hesse, participating in the "Saturday Morning Physics" series of lectures, took the opportunity to gain exciting insights into current physical research at FAIR and GSI. During tours of the research facilities, the participants explored the accelerators and experiments on the GSI and FAIR campus and learned about the construction of the international accelerator facility FAIR. At the beginning, there was traditionally a small breakfast together.
During their visit, the students were also able to learn about materials research and research at the experimental storage ring ESR, to get to know the target laboratory and the cryo test facility for superconducting magnets and to take a closer look at the current progress on the FAIR construction site.
"Saturday Morning Physics" is a project of the physics department of the TU Darmstadt. The series of lectures is held annually and aims to increase the interest of young people in physics. In lectures and experiments on six consecutive Saturdays the high-school students learn about the latest developments in physical research at the university. Those who take part in all six courses receive the "Saturday Morning Physics" diploma. The visit to FAIR and GSI takes place as an excursion within the series. GSI has been one of the sponsors and supporters of this project since the start. (BP)