Member of the Federal Parliament Dr. Holger Becker visits GSI/FAIR


The SPD member of the Federal Parliament and physicist from Jena, Dr. Holger Becker, came to GSI and FAIR to visit the FAIR construction site and to learn about the latest results in research and technology development. First, he was welcomed by Dr. Ingo Peter, head of public relations at GSI and FAIR. During a tour of the campus, he was able to see the UNILAC, the ESR, the Therapy Cave and the HADES detector and talk to scientists on site. 

Dr. Harald Hagelskamp, head of the FAIR construction site, Emmanuel Rosi, head of the FAIR Project Management Office, and Dr. Ingo Peter then accompanied the guest to the magnet testing facility and the FAIR view point. During a bus tour, he was given an overview of the entire FAIR construction field and the activities in the northern and southern construction areas. During the tour of the underground SIS100 accelerator tunnel and the CBM experiment, both of which are completed in shell construction, as well as the transfer building, which forms the central hub of the facility beamline, and the NUSTAR experiment, the guests were able to gain a direct impression of the progress of construction work. 

Afterwards, Dr. Holger Becker had the opportunity for a detailed exchange about current and future plans at GSI and at the FAIR project in a video conference with Prof. Dr. Paolo Giubellino, Scientific Director of GSI and FAIR, and Jörg Blaurock, Technical Director of GSI and FAIR, as well as Dr. Ulrich Breuer, Administrative Director of GSI and FAIR. (LW)