GENCO Award 2020

On Thursday, 5 March 2020, the FAIR-GENCO Award for Young Scientists was handed over. The prize is awarded by the GSI Exotic Nuclei Community (GENCO) and endowed with 1,000 Euro. This year's award went to dr. Clémentine Santamaria from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (USA). The bestowal took place during the GENCO session of the NUSTAR Annual Meeting at FAIR-GSI. During the special colloquium, professor Andrei Andreyev (Univ. York, UK) presented amazing „New opportunities for fission studies with radioactive ion beams“.

Dr. Clémentine Santamaria received the Young Scientist Award and the GENCO Membership for her milestone achievements to answer long-standing questions of the evolution of shell structure far from stability and her striking expertise in both nuclear spectroscopy and nuclear reactions.

Additionally three GENCO Membership Awards were granted:

  • Jörg Blaurock (Technical Managing Director of GSI and FAIR) for his outstanding accomplishments for the realization of the FAIR project, in particular the construction of the superconducting fragment separator (Super-FRS) and the NUSTAR facilities at FAIR.
  • Dr. Tuomas Grahn (scientists at Helsinki Institute of Physics and University of Jyväskylä) for his important findings of shape evolution and shape coexistence in the lead-polonium region and for his contributions to groundbreaking experiments on the excited structures of heavy nuclei all the way up to the nobelium region.
  • Dr. Helmut Weick (scientist at GSI) for his significant contributions to the design of the Super-FRS and to the development of simulation codes, which are based on his experimental results of heavy-ion stopping in matter, and for decisive contributions to a variety of experiments with exotic nuclei.