Procedure to Apply for Beamtime

At GSI several Program Advisory Committees (PACs) were formed to make recommendations for allocation of beam time based on written proposals submitted to the respective PAC. The decision on beam time allocation is taken by the Scientific Director of GSI based on the recommendations of the advisory committee, and is communicated in writing to the proposer of the respective proposal.

Calls for Proposals are published on the website of the respective PAC, on the platform GATE and through the users' mailinglist. To register to this mailing list please see the User Webpage.

NEW: From 2021 on, submission of beamtime proposals is done via the platform GATE (General Access Tool to the Experimental infrastructures of GSI). With a personal or GSI Web-login users can submit proposals as Proposers to PACs with open 'Calls', organize the experiment on site (Responsible Experimentalist) or participate in an experiment on the campus (Experimentalist). This is shortly described here.

Proposals contain information on the applicants, technical and saftely-relevant details in information on host lab resourcews required by the proposal submitted, and an uploaded PDF file explaining background, aims and setup of the proposed experiment. For a continuation request, a brief status report of the previous as well as an outline of the future experiments should be given.


Program Advisory Committees

Webpages of the Program Advisory Committees (PACs) with information on open 'Calls':

General Program Advisory Committee (G-PAC), for nuclear and atomic physics:G-PAC

PHELIX and Plasmaphysics Program Advisory Committee (PPAC), for plasmaphysics with ions and lasers:PPAC

Materials Research Program Advisory Committee (Mat-PAC), for materials research: Mat-PAC

Biophysics and Radio-Biology Program Advisory Committee (Bio-PAC), for biophysics and radio-biology: Bio-PAC


Further Steps

After approval of a proposed experiment, the applicant will be informed on the results by E-mail. This letter also contains information on next steps.

You might also want to check the webpages "Scheduling of aproved experiments" and "Coming for an experiment".