Summer trip: Working Group for Science and the Arts of the CDU Parliamentary Group in the Hessian State Parliament visits GSI/FAIR


The working group for science and the arts of the CDU parliamentary group in the Hessian state parliament recently visited GSI/FAIR in the course of their summer trip. The four members of the state parliament Dr. Ralf-Norbert Bartelt, Andreas Hofmeister, Michael Reul und Frank Steinraths were accompanied by member of the Bundestag Dr. Michael Meister as well as Natalie Krause, State Chairwoman of the Association of Christian Democratic Students in Hesse. The guests were welcomed by Jörg Blaurock, Technical Managing Director of GSI and FAIR, and Dr. Ulrich Breuer, Administrative Managing Director of GSI and FAIR, as well as Jutta Leroudier from the Public Relations Department. During an introduction, the participants learned about the existing GSI accelerator and research facilities and the construction of the international FAIR project.

On a tour of the GSI/FAIR campus, the guests then took a look at the construction progress from the FAIR viewing platform. Other stops included the test stand for the superconducting magnets for the FAIR accelerator SIS100, the Green IT Cube — the high-performance computing center that is particularly energy-efficient thanks to water cooling and has been awarded the “Blue Angel” — as well as the the HADES experiment. (CP)