Lord Mayor of Darmstadt Hanno Benz visits GSI and FAIR


The Lord Mayor of Darmstadt, Hanno Benz recently visited GSI and FAIR. He was welcomed by Professor Paolo Giubellino, Scientific Managing Director of GSI and FAIR, Jörg Blaurock, Technical Managing Director of GSI and FAIR and Markus Jaeger, Deputy Administrative Managing Directorate GSI and FAIR, as well as Carola Pomplun from the Public Relations Department. Lord Mayor Benz was accompanied by referent Sandra Klein.

During an introduction the guests were informed about the scientific activities at GSI and FAIR and the construction of the international FAIR project. They had a guided tour to the research facilities on the GSI and FAIR campus. They visited the therapy unit for tumor treatment with heavy ions, explained by Professor Christian Graeff, the HADES experiment, explained by Professor Tetyana Galatyuk, and the test stand for superconducting accelerator magnets, where high-tech components for FAIR are tested, explained by Dr. Holger Kollmus.

During a bus tour of the FAIR construction site and a walk-through of individual construction sections, the guests got a close-up view of the construction progress. The program included the cryogenics buildings, the underground accelerator ring tunnel SIS100, the central hub for the facility’s beam line and beam distribution (transfer building) and the buildings for experimental caves. (BP)