Wide range: Research papers from GSI/FAIR published in "Nature Reviews(GSI/FAIR press release)

Two important research contributions from GSI and FAIR have been prominently published side by side in the world-renowned online journal "Nature Reviews". Both topics represent special GSI and FAIR research competence at the highest international level: The "Perspective" section deals with "New directions in hypernuclear physics", while the "Review Article" section focuses on "Physics and biomedical challenges of cancer therapy with accelerated heavy ions".


GSI Biophysicists Dr. Christian Graeff and Dr. Burkhard Jakob receive professorships at TU Darmstadt (GSI/FAIR press release)

Two new professorships strengthen the profile of GSI/FAIR in research and teaching: Dr. Christian Graeff and Dr. Burkhard Jakob, both from GSI's Biophysics Department, will hold a teaching position as professors at the TU Darmstadt starting from the winter term.


The publication 'DNA damage interactions on both nanometer and micrometer scale determine overall cellular damage' by Thomas Friedrich et al. received the 'Best Paper of the Year 2020' award from DeGBS (German Society for Biological Radiation Research) in the Physics / Modeling section.


The Association for the Promotion of Ion Therapy awards the 23rd Christoph-Schmelzer-Preis for outstanding Master- and PhD-theses related to tumor therapy with ion beams this year to Dr. Theresa Suckert für her Disseration at Techn. University Dresden and to Dr. Felix Horst für his Dissertation at Giessen University   More


Anggraeini Puspitasari, MD., PhD.  have been selected to receive a Scholar-In-Training (SIT) Travel Award to attend the 2021 Annual Meeting of the Radiation Research Society, to be held at the Caribe Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico, October 3-6, 2021. A total of 112 SIT abstracts were submitted for consideration, and these were judged blindly by 70 referees representing the radiation research community. Although The Radiation Research Society has decided to transition the meeting in San Juan to an immersive virtual meeting, she presents her work with the title '' Radiation Protection effect of Synthetic hibernation following Carbon ion irradiation''.


The HITRIplus beam access video is online


ESA-FAIR cooperation: Dr. Dr. Jennifer Ngo-Anh succeeds Thomas Reiter (GSI/FAIR press release)

n the joint cooperation between the European Space Agency ESA and the international accelerator center FAIR (Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research GmbH), which is currently being built at the GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt, there is a new ESA coordinator responsible for implementing the ESA-FAIR cooperation. Jennifer Ngo-Anh, who holds doctorates in medicine and neuroscience, succeeds astronaut Thomas Reiter, who recently retired. On FAIR side, Dr. Corinna Kausch from Biophysics Department is responsible for implementing the cooperation.


TRON uses GSI/FAIR experiment period for cancer research: combination of heavy ion therapy and mRNA vaccine (GSI/FAIR press release)

It is a strong alliance for research in the fight against cancer, opening the way for exciting new developments. On one hand, the GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt with its worldwide unique accelerator facilities and the cancer therapy with ion beams developed here. On the other hand, the biopharmaceutical and translational research institute TRON in Mainz with its highly specialized oncology research. Via its founder Professor Ugur Sahin and further scientists, TRON is closely linked to the biotechnology company BioNTech, which is conducting world-class science with its Corona vaccine development – based on the most advanced applications of mRNA vaccines from tumor research.


GSI role in the EU H2020 INSPIRE project


Perspectives for future tumor therapy: New FLASH method for ultrafast, high-dose heavy ion irradiation tested for the first time (GSI press release)


"The Monte Carlo simulation of action of heavy ions on SARS-CoV-2 virus" made the front page of Radiation Research. Read the paper free here:



EU funds four research infrastructure projects with strong GSI/FAIR participation

Several GSI/FAIR research areas receive EU funding in the millions. Four planned infrastructure projects in the fields of tumor therapy with heavy ions, innovative methods for industrial radiation testing and new technology developments for accelerator facilities were successful in current EU tenders and have received funding commitments. FAIR and GSI play a decisive role in each of these projects, which are carried out in international collaborations. (GSI/FAIR presse release)