Member of the Bundestag Daniela Wagner gets informed at GSI and FAIR about the status of research and construction project


The member of the Bundestag Daniela Wagner (Bündnis 90/Die Grünen) recently informed herself about the scientific activities at GSI/FAIR and the progress of the future accelerator center FAIR, which is currently being built at GSI. During the information visit as part of her summer tour, Daniela Wagner was accompanied by Nina Eisenhardt, member of the Hessian parliament, and Andreas Ewald, chairperson of the Darmstadt city council fraction (both Bündnis90/Die Grünen).

The guests were welcomed by Professor Paolo Giubellino, Scientific Managing Director of GSI and FAIR, Dr. Ulrich Breuer, Administrative Managing Director of GSI and FAIR, Jörg Blaurock, Technical Managing Director of GSI and FAIR, Dr. Haik Simon, Deputy Spokesperson of FAIR Experiment R3B/Project Leader Super-FRS, and Berit Paflik from the Press and Public Relations Department at GSI and FAIR.

The program included an overview of the current research topics and the strategic goals for FAIR and GSI, which are the basis of the site's activities. Central issues were the successful experimental program in 2021, part of “FAIR Phase 0”, the campus development within the framework of the master plan, and the progress in the procurement of FAIR components and on the 20-hectare construction field in the east of the existing GSI and FAIR campus.

During a guided tour, the guests were first able to gain insights into the research facilities on campus. The experiment R3B was visited as well as the therapy unit for tumor treatment using carbon ions and the linear accelerator UNILAC. The test facility for superconducting accelerator magnets, where mainly high-tech components for FAIR are tested, was also visited.

After this, Daniela Wagner, Nina Eisenhardt and Andreas Ewald had the opportunity to get an overview of the entire construction site and the activities in the northern and southern construction areas from the viewing platform on the edge of the construction site, before taking a tour of the site to get a close-up view of the construction progress. The agenda also included a walk-through of the recently completed underground accelerator tunnel. The central ring accelerator SIS100 will be the heart of the future facility. The ring closure marks an important milestone in the realization process of the entire FAIR project. (BP)