Investigations into Biological Effects of Radiation (IBER) Using the GSI Accelerator Facility
GSI is the European facility selected by the European Space Agency (ESA) to perform research in biological effects of space radiation. Cosmic radiation poses a major threat to the health of astronauts exploring outer space. In order to study in more detail the biological effects of cosmic radiation and find out solutions for effective radiation protection measures in space, the ESA and GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung have been cooperating on the research project IBER (Investigations into Biological Effects of Radiation) for almost ten years. The project enables groups of researchers to use the GSI accelerator facilities to study the biological effects of cosmic radiation. The first IBER campaign started in 2008. Now, scientists will have a further opportunity to study this topic at GSI and utilize beam time.
Meeting of the IBPER Investigators' Working Group (IBPER-22 proposals): April 13, 2023, GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung, Darmstadt