Member of the Hessian parliament Hildegard Förster-Heldmann from Darmstadt on a visit at GSI and FAIR


Hildegard Förster-Heldmann, member of the Hessian parliament, deputy chairperson of the parliamentary group of Bündnis 90/Die Grünen Hessen and chairperson of the city council fraction in Darmstadt, recently visited GSI and FAIR. Dr. Ulrich Breuer, Administrative Managing Director of GSI and FAIR and Jörg Blaurock, Technical Managing Director of GSI and FAIR as well as Dr. Ingo Peter, Head of Press and Public Relations of GSI and FAIR, welcomed her. The politician was accompanied by Oliver Stienen, Parliamentary group Managing Director of Bündnis 90/Die Grünen in Darmstadt and Judith Schreck from Public Relations.

After introductory information on the status of the FAIR construction project, the campus development, previous research successes and current experiments, the guests were given insights into the existing research facilities on the GSI and FAIR campus during a guided tour. The tour included the linear accelerator UNILAC, the therapy unit for tumor treatment using carbon ions, the large detector HADES, the R3B experiment for exotic nuclei and the test facility for superconducting accelerator magnets, where high-tech components for FAIR are tested.

Afterwards Hildegard Förster-Heldmann was able to take a look at the progress of the construction of the future FAIR accelerator center from the viewing platform on the FAIR construction site, from the completion of the structural work for the SIS100 accelerator ring tunnel to the central transfer building, which is being erected over several floors. In addition, foundations and walls for the first experiment have already been built. The Compressed Baryonic Matter (CBM) experiment is one of the four research pillars of the FAIR accelerator facility, one of the largest construction projects for cutting-edge research worldwide. (BP)