“Meet a scientist” continues — Discuss with researchers as a school class


What happens in a supernova explosion? Why do we accelerate particles? What does the work of researchers involve? High school students can get to the bottom of these and many other questions in the interactive online events of "Meet a scientist". In a second period from November 21 to December 9, 2022, school classes will again have the opportunity to talk directly with scientists from the GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung and the Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research (FAIR) in Darmstadt.

The one-hour events begin with a short lecture on the research topic of the scientists, after which they are available for a discussion with the students. All scientific topics related to GSI and FAIR are covered: Whether construction and operation of accelerators, work on detectors for measuring nuclear reactions, events in the universe, research into new, super-heavy elements or tumor therapy with ion beams — a total of twelve experts are available for all these and many more research areas. Career stages from PhD students to professors are represented to provide insight into career paths.

The events take place online as video conferences. High-school teachers can request appointments to "Meet a scientist" as a class. Classes can then dial into the events either as individuals or as a group. An overview of participating scientists, available times, and how to participate can be found at www.gsi.de/meet-a-scientist. Interested parties can register directly on the web or contact meetascientist(at)gsi.de with any queries. (CP)

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