Members of the Hessian Parliament visit GSI and FAIR


The FDP member of the Hessian Parliament Moritz Promny recently visited GSI and FAIR together with Lisa Deißler, also FDP member of the Hessian Parliament. They were welcomed by Professor Paolo Giubellino, Scientific Managing Director of GSI and FAIR, Jörg Blaurock, Technical Managing Director of GSI and FAIR, Markus Jaeger, Deputy Administrative Managing Directorate GSI and FAIR, and Jutta Leroudier from the Public Relations Department.

During an introductory presentation, the guests were given a comprehensive overview of the ongoing research activities at GSI and FAIR, as well as the current status of the construction of the international FAIR project. During a guided tour, they had the opportunity to visit several research facilities on the GSI campus. Among them were the experimental storage ring ESR, which was explained by Dr. Markus Steck, the therapy unit for tumor treatment with heavy ions as well as the large-scale experiment R3B. The energy-efficient supercomputing center Green IT Cube, which Helmut Kreiser informed about, and the test stand for superconducting accelerator magnets, where high-tech components for FAIR are tested, as Dr. Claus Schroeder explained in detail, were visited as well.

A view from the FAIR viewing platform gave the guests an overview of the construction progress on the FAIR construction site. Afterwards, they had the opportunity to take a tour of the construction site and to get a closer look at the individual construction sections. The program included the underground accelerator ring tunnel SIS100, the central beamline and transfer building, and the buildings for the experimental sites. (JL)