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New digital offer: GSI and FAIR invite to online visits

01.02.2021

The GSI Helmholtzzentrum and the future accelerator center FAIR start the New Year with an exciting new digital offer: Beginning in February, special online visits will be organized. The live moderated events offer a comprehensive insight into current research and the experimental facilities at GSI/FAIR and allow questions to be asked and discussed in real time. Also included is an exclusive view at the mega construction site for the future accelerator center FAIR, one of the largest construction projects for research worldwide. The first three dates are February 12, 18 and 23.

Due to the Corona situation, no public tours with on-site presence on the campus and the viewpoint of the construction site can currently be offered. Therefore, GSI and FAIR want to give all interested persons the opportunity to continue visiting us virtually and interactively with this specially compiled online offer. The new digital format adapts the guided tour offer, which has been in high demand for many years, to new times. A live event is organized, each lasting 90 minutes and offering the opportunity to ask individual questions, answered by the presenters.

After a short introductory lecture, a guided video tour will take the participants to several selected research sites and facilities on campus: Among other things, the participants can visit the 120-meter-long linear accelerator UNILAC or the main control room online and learn a lot about the unique research at GSI and FAIR. There are also interesting facts about the construction of components for the international accelerator center FAIR, currently being built at GSI.

A highlight of the new offer is the online premium place directly at the mega construction site FAIR: From the viewpoint there, participants can enjoy an impressive video panorama of the always-busy construction site and an impressive insight into the future of international cutting-edge research, which will be carried out there. With FAIR, researchers from all over the world will be able to produce and study cosmic matter directly in the laboratory and thus unravel unsolved secrets about the structure and evolution of the universe.

Detailed information on technical requirements and access modalities to participate in the digital discovery tour into the world of GSI and FAIR is available at www.gsi.de/en/besichtigung. Registration for the event dates is not necessary. Up to 500 people can participate. Further questions about the new online offer can be sent by e-mail to besichtigung(at)gsi.de. (BP)

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All details about the new online visits

Dates: 12.02.2021, 10:00, 18.02.2021, 15:00 and 23.02.2021, 13:00


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Screenshot from the video tour — large detector HADES
Screenshot from the video tour — linear accelerator UNILAC
Screenshot from the video tour — Viewpoint FAIR construction site
Picture: GSI/FAIR
Picture: GSI/FAIR
Picture: GSI/FAIR

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