PHELIX and Plasmaphysics Program Advisory Committee (PPAC)
The PHELIX and Plasmaphysics Program Advisory Committee (PPAC) is an international program advisory committee of GSI/FAIR. It gives advice to the Directorate on selecting experiment proposals that are submitted by individual users or user groups in the field of plasma physics with ions and lasers, currently for the FAIR-Phase 0 program. Following periodic calls for proposals, the PPAC meets approx. once every year; it evaluates the 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 Scientific Director.
'Call for Proposals' - closed
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 PPAC is foreseen to offer a total user beamtime (counted as main shifts) in 2023 and 2024 of roughly
- 3,5 shifts at UNILAC,
- 17 shifts at SIS18,
- 100 shifts at PHELIX.
Your proposals must be submitted by the 30th of June 2022 - submission closed!
A list of typically available ion beam parameters can be found here.
For current laser and experimental parameters see here.
We regret to inform you that currently, participants with Russian or Belarussian affiliation cannot be participants in experiment proposals at GSI/FAIR.
Since 2021 we are using a new platform for proposal and user management: The General Access Tool to the Experimental facilities of GSI (GATE).
Registration to GATE under: https://gate.gsi.de.
GATE Short Manual for Users: here
Registration in GATE is possible independant of an open 'Call' at any time and registered users will be informed on new 'Calls'. So it is advisable for interested users to register any time.
All (!) participants of a proposal and experimentalists coming on-site for the experiment need to be registered in GATE (and allow being visible for other users' searches in GATE).
For more information on submission of PHELIX proposals via GATE please see: Information for PHELIX users.
For information on beamtime planning and scheduling at PHELIX see: Beamtime Planning at PHELIX.
Members of the PPAC
- Dr. Sophia Chen
- Dr. Thomas Schenkel
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, USA
- Prof. Dr. Kurt Schoenberg (HED@FAIR Collaboration)
Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, USA
- Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schramm (Chair)
PPAC Scientific Secretary
Dr. Karin Füssel
Phone: +49-6159-71 1441
Fax: +49-6159-71 2991
contact by E-Mail to: PPAC-Secretary(at)gsi.de
Next PPAC Meeting
Date of the next PPAC Meeting: September 12-13, 2022
PPAC16 on December 6-7, 2021: documents of the meeting (for PPAC members only)
PPAC15 on October 5-6, 2020
PPAC14 on July 25-26, 2019
PPAC13 on October 11-12, 2018
PHELIX Committee 12 on August 14-15, 2017
PHELIX Committee 11 on July 21-22, 2016
PHELIX Committee 10 on September 28, 2015
PHELIX Committee 09 on December 4-5, 2014
PHELIX Committee 08 on March 13-14, 2014
PHELIX Committee 07 on January 9-10, 2013
PPAC06 on November 17/18, 2011
PPAC05 on November 8/9, 2010
PPAC04 on September 29/30, 2009
PPAC03 (via E-mail circulation), Winter 2008/09
PPAC Roadmap Meeting, December 13, 2006
PPAC02 on April 3/4, 2006
PPAC01 on September 22-24, 2004
Information for Users on services and beam time, as well as instructions how to register to the Users Mailinglist for receiving information like opening of "Calls for Proposals" can be found on the Users' Webpages.
Central point of contact for associated guests and users on campus is the Welcome Office.
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