General Program Advisory Committee (G-PAC)
The General PAC is an international program advisory committee of GSI and FAIR with external experts as members. The General PAC gives advice to the Directorate on selecting experiment proposals that are submitted by individual users or user groups in the areas of nuclear and atomic physics, currently for the FAIR Phase-0 program. Following periodic calls for proposals, the General PAC meets to evaluate those experiment proposals on the basis of scientific merit and technical feasibility and with regard to the GSI/FAIR strategy, and makes recommendations on the amount of beam time to be allotted by the directorate. The G-PAC also acts as umbrella for the different sub-PACs of GSI/FAIR for various research fields.
'Call for Proposals' now open
We hereby invite you to submit experiment proposals in the framework of FAIR Phase-0, which offers beamtime for experiments at GSI until the start of FAIR. This includes proposals on technical improvements. Scientific experiment proposals will be evaluated by the Program Advisory Committees. The FAIR Phase-0 program will exploit the facilities of GSI, which have been upgraded to meet the requirements as FAIR injectors, plus the FAIR CRYRING storage ring. Moreover, FAIR Phase-0 will be an opportunity to use detectors developed for FAIR.
The present Call for Proposals for the G-PAC is foreseen to offer a total user beamtime in 2023 and 2024 of roughly
- 215 shifts at UNILAC,
- 275 shifts at SIS18,
- 185 shifts at ESR, HITRAP and CRYRING,
- 170 shifts at CRYRING standalone.
Your proposals must be submitted by the 23rd of June 2022.
A list of typically available beam parameters can be found here.
We regret to inform you that currently, participants with Russian or Belarussian affiliation cannot be participants in experiment proposals at GSI/FAIR.
Please note that GSI/FAIR now employs a website-based submission system called GATE. Each participant of a proposal is required to register1 in GATE before submission can take place. Please follow the instructions on the GATE platform and in the short GATE manual carefully. In particular, we urgently ask you to consult the Link Scientist of the experimental site in question as soon as possible to discuss technical details and feasibility of the experiment, and for guidance during the application. The Link Scientist is to be chosen within the GATE forms and can be contacted e.g. via GATE upon a first draft completion of form in the step ”Submit”. A pdf file describing the proposed experiment is to be uploaded; details on its structure and content are given here.
The filling in of the GATE online forms and attachment of a proposal PDF file can be paused and continued at any point before submission, it is hence recommended to begin the process as early as possible. The GATE website is largely self-explanatory, should you yet encounter problems in GATE, please contact GATE-Help(at)gsi.de.
GATE website: https://gate.gsi.de
Your submitted proposals will be evaluated by the G-PAC. Following the recommendation by the review panel, the Scientific Management Director will grant beamtime2. The applicants will be informed on results in due time. Beamtime granted in this round will expire after 2024.
We are looking forward to an exciting science program in FAIR Phase-0!
Contact persons for the 'Call' are:
G-PAC Scientific Secretary: Manuel Vogel
For issues with GATE: GATE-Help
(1) All participants of a proposal need to register themselves and allow being searchable for other users. General Data Protection Regulation GDPR apply according to Art. 13 and 14 DSGVO: Staff Management Board GDPR english
(2) Beamtime is granted at no charge within the framework of the Helmholtz Association: "Rahmenrichtlinie über die Nutzung von Forschungsanlagen der Helmholtz-Zentren durch Dritte” (1.3.2000), §II. 1.2. GSI/FAIR need to report to funding agencies on user operation and user communities in form of statistical data.
Please note that GSI does not cover the consumables and investments necessary for running an experiment.
Members of the G-PAC
- Sydney Galès (Chair)
IPN Orsay, France
- Jana Bielcikova
Nuclear Physics Institute, The Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic
- Yorick Blumenfeld
IPN Orsay, France
- Philippe Crochet
LPC, Clermont-Ferrand, France
- Paul Greenlees
University of Jyväskylä, Finland
- Paul Indelicato
CNRS, Lab. Kastler Brossel, France
- Witold Nazarewicz
- Gerda Neyens
KU Leuven, Belgium
- Marek Pajek
Jan Kochanowski University, Kielce, Poland
- Marina Petri
University of York, UK
- Thomas Pfeifer
Max-Planck-Institute for Nuclear Physics, Heidelberg, Germany
- Achim Schwenk
Technical University Darmstadt, Germany
- Tomohiro Uesaka
- Eberhard Widmann
Stefan Meyer Institute for Subatomic Physics, Vienna, Austria
G-PAC Scientific Secretaries
Dr. Manuel Vogel
Phone: +49-6159-71 2046
contact by E-Mail to: M.Vogel(at)gsi.de
Next G-PAC Meeting
Date of the next G-PAC Meeting: September 28-30, 2022
Recent G-PAC Meetings
G-PAC43 on September 19-21, 2017; Public Agenda
G-PAC42 / All-PAC in December 2015 (in writing)
G-PAC41/All-PAC on April 17, 2015
G-PAC40 on November 23/24, 2011
G-PAC39 on November 2/3, 2010
G-PAC38 on April 20/21, 2010
G-PAC37 on October 20/21, 2009
All-PAC01-Meeting on October 21, 2009