New physics! — Lecture Series "Wissenschaft für Alle" continues as hybrid format


The program of the “Wissenschaft für Alle” lecture series of GSI and FAIR will continue in the first half of 2024 to offer the audience an insight into the newest findings in physics. Interested parties can either attend the event in the lecture hall of GSI/FAIR following a registration or dial into the broadcast of the event via video conference using an internet-enabled device such as a laptop, cell phone or tablet. The program will begin on Wednesday, January 24, 2024, with a talk by Dr. Haik Simon of GSI/FAIR about high-energy nuclear collisions at more than two thirds the speed of light.

Focusing on the physics at the existing GSI and the future FAIR accelerator facility, other lectures will deal with the reactions at the FAIR experiment for compressed nuclear matter CBM and the irradiation of tumors using short and intense beam pulses, known as FLASH. Two further lectures will shed light on cosmic processes such as supernovae and neutron star mergers as sites for the synthesis of elements in the universe. A contribution concluding the half-year will highlight the importance of high accuracy and precision for gaining new scientific insights.

The lectures start at 2 p. m., further information about registration, access and the course of the event can be found on the event website at (German)

The lecture series “Wissenschaft für Alle” is aimed at all persons interested in current science and research. The lectures report on research and developments at GSI and FAIR, but also on current topics from other fields of science and technology. The aim of the series is to prepare and present the scientific processes in a way that is understandable for laypersons in order to make the research accessible to a broad public. The lectures are held by GSI and FAIR staff members or by external speakers from universities and research institutes. (CP)

Current program
  • Wednesday, January 24, 2024, 2 p.m.
    Billard mit Quantensystemen bei mehr als 2∕3 Lichtgeschwindigkeit
    Dr. Haik Simon, GSI/FAIR
  • Wednesday, February 14, 2024, 2 p.m.
    Kosmische Laboratorien für Kernphysik
    Prof. Almudena Arcones, Technische Universität Darmstadt
  • Wednesday, March 27, 2024, 2 p.m.
    Neutronensternverschmelzungen – Einblicke in den Geburtsort der schwer(st)en Elemente im Universum
    Dr. Andreas Flörs, GSI/FAIR
  • Wednesday, April 24, 2024, 2 p.m.
    Die Physik elementarer Reaktionen am FAIR-Experiment CBM
    Prof. James Ritman, GSI/FAIR
  • Wednesday, May 15, 2024, 2 p.m.
    Total geFLASHt! – Tumortherapie mit ultrahohen Strahlendosen in kurzer Zeit
    Dr. Christoph Schuy, GSI/FAIR
  • Wednesday, June 12, 2024, 2 p.m.
    Pi-mal-Daumen ist zu wenig – Mit Präzision auf der Suche nach neuer Physik
    Prof. Hartmut Wittig, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz