Mourning for Hans Geissel


GSI and FAIR mourn the loss of

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Hans Geissel

* 13.5.1950  † 29.4.2024

who passed away at the age of 73.

Hans Geissel was an enthusiastic scientist and gifted experimental physicist, a continuous source of new research ideas, involved in many groundbreaking discoveries in the field of exotic nuclei and other areas of research,awarded numerous scientific prizes and honors, professor at the Justus-Liebig-University Giessen and honorary doctor of Chalmers University in Gothenburg. He was a supervisor and mentor to several generations of young researchers and - in a pioneering role for GSI - an important forward thinker and innovator of the scientific program at the international research facility FAIR. He worked on numerous research projects until the very end of his life.

GSI and FAIR have lost an outstanding scientist and esteemed colleague and we bid farewell to Hans Geissel with great gratitude and deep respect.

Our deepest sympathy goes to his family. (JL)