Vice President of TU Darmstadt visited FAIR and GSI


Professor Ralph Bruder, until the end of 2019 Vice President of the Technische Universität (TU) Darmstadt, recently visited FAIR and GSI. He was greeted by Paolo Giubellino, Scientific Managing Director of FAIR and GSI, Jörg Blaurock, Technical Managing Director of FAIR and GSI, Dorothee Sommer, Head of Human Resources, and Ingo Peter, Head of Public Relations.

The long-standing cooperation between the institutions were the key topics of the introductory presentation and of a group discussion. TU Darmstadt, and FAIR and GSI have had a close connection for many years and have cooperated successfully in many fields. The combination of teaching, research, and an excellent research infrastructure forms the basis for the many successful projects.

During a tour of the research facility, scientists working closely with TU Darmstadt explained their research projects. Tetyana Galatyuk, Professor at the Institute of Nuclear Physics at TU Darmstadt and Senior Scientist of HADES and CBM at GSI, discussed the scientific objectives of the large-scale detector HADES. Vincent Bagnoud, Adjunct Professor at the Nuclear Physics department of TU Darmstadt and Head of the Plasma Physics department at GSI, presented the high-energy laser PHELIX and the running experiments. Christian Graeff, Leader of the Medical Physics group and Vice Scientific Head of the Biophysics division, provided an insight into the medical research on cancer therapy facilities. Professor Ralph Bruder had the opportunity to inform himself about the progress of the FAIR construction site from the visitors’ platform and to visit the cryogenic test bench for superconducting magnets. The visit ended with an expert discussion with Dorothee Sommer. (JL)