GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung

GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung operates a unique accelerator for heavy ions. Researchers from around the world use this facility for experiments that help them make fascinating discoveries in basic research. In addition, they continually develop new and impressive applications.

Aerial view of the FAIR construction site.
Following a special meeting (March 9/10), the shareholders of FAIR GmbH today decided on the progress of the FAIR project. Due to the excellent evaluation in the scientific review of the FAIR project, the Federal Republic of Germany and the State of Hesse are willing to finance the first construction stage 'First Science' with a supplementary sum of approximately 518 million euros. This means that the foreseen total budget available for the scenario will be approximately 3.3 billion euros.

KI-Innovationslabor des Hessischen Zentrums für Künstliche Intelligenz (hessian.AI) am Green IT Cube bei GSI.
Hessens Digitalministerin Prof. Dr. Kristina Sinemus hat heute das KI-Innovationslabors des Hessischen Zentrums für Künstliche Intelligenz (hessian.AI) am Green IT Cube des GSI Helmholtzzentrums für Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt eröffnet. Das mit rund 10 Millionen Euro geförderte Projekt der TU Darmstadt dient als Anlaufstelle für Unternehmen, Start-ups und Wissenschaft mit dem zentralen Ziel, Zugang zu einer KI-Supercomputer-Infrastruktur zu ermöglichen.

FAIR – the future accelerator facility

In the next few years the new international accelerator facility FAIR, one of the largest research projects worldwide, will be erected at GSI. At FAIR an unprecedented variety of experiments will be possible. Thereby physicists from all around the world will be able to gain new insights into the structure of matter and the evolution of the universe from the Big Bang to the present.
Learn more about FAIR: GSI about FAIR or FAIR web page

Cancer Treatment with Ion Beams

GSI is the birthplace of a new form of cancer treatment. This development was the result of many years of research in conjunction with GSI’s large ion-beam accelerator system. The advantage of this new treatment modality is that the ion beam selectively damages tumor tissues while sparing the surrounding healthy tissues. More...

The Creation of New Elements

Chemical elements are produced in stars and stellar explosions. Elements are the building blocks of all materials that surround us – including every atom of our bodies. The universe is also home to a large number of atoms that do not occur on earth. One of the key tasks of the researchers at GSI is to attempt to create previously unknown elements. More...