International agreement on the FAIR international accelerator facility
“FAIR will enable us to produce cosmic matter in the laboratory, and scientists from all over the world will be able to explore new dimensions of matter, including antimatter and hot stellar matter. They will develop innovative high-performance computers for their basic research and expect to achieve breakthroughs for new nanomaterials and biomedical applications,” says Professor Horst Stöcker, Scientific Director of GSI.
The establishment of the company FAIR GmbH, which is also part of the agreement, was likewise completed today. “We will coordinate the construction of the accelerator and experiment facilities. The participating countries will contribute their technical and scientific expertise to the project, in addition to their financial and in–kind input,” says Professor Boris Sharkov, the first Scientific Director of FAIR GmbH, which will be based at the GSI Helmholtz Center in Darmstadt.
The FAIR accelerator center to be built in Darmstadt is one of the largest projects for basic research in physics worldwide. Roughly 3,000 scientists from more than 40 countries are already working on the planning of the experiment and accelerator facilities. FAIR will generate antiproton and ion beams of a previously unparalleled intensity and quality. When completed, FAIR will comprise eight ring accelerators of up to 1,100 metres in circumference, two linear accelerators and around 3.5 kilometres of beam pipes. The existing GSI accelerators will serve as preaccelerators for the new facility.
FAIR will make it possible to conduct a wider range of experiments than ever before, enabling scientists from all over the world to gain new insights into the structure of matter and the evolution of the universe since the Big Bang.
Researchers working at FAIR will therefore have the opportunity to investigate antimatter with a view to solving the mystery of why the universe is almost completely devoid of antimatter except for minuscule traces, whereas normal matter — the matter that makes up our bodies and the world around us — is “privileged”.
Researchers working at FAIR are also hoping to discover new forms of matter and thus track down the mystery of dark matter in the universe. Although dark matter makes up a much greater percentage of the universe than the matter with which we are familiar, scientists have still not succeeded in observing it directly.
Researchers at the forthcoming facility will also be able to investigate how stars explode and which processes are involved. According to our present understanding of the universe, the chemical elements came into being as a result of powerful stellar explosions, and they continue to be formed in this way. This means that in the final analysis virtually all matter, including ourselves, consists of stardust — the remains of exploded stars.
FAIR will be able to generate ion beams, which occur naturally in cosmic radiation. This will enable scientists to study the effects of ion beams on materials and tissue samples. They hope this will enable them to test components for satellite technology and to conduct radiobiological studies for manned space missions or new applications in medicine.
GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung
GSI is a research center with more than 1,000 employees, financed by the German federation and the German state of Hesse with a budget of some 100 million euros. GSI operates a one-of-a-kind accelerator facility for ion beams, i.e. beams of charged atoms. Every year, more than 1,200 guest scientists from all over the world use the accelerator facility for fundamental research. GSI’s research program comprises a broad range of fields from nuclear and atomic physics to plasma and materials research as well as biophysics and medicine. GSI’s most famous advancements are the discovery of new chemical elements and the development of a novel cancer therapy using ion beams, which recently started routine operation at clinics. Over the coming years, the new accelerator facility FAIR (Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research) will be built at GSI with an investment of 1.2 billion euros (with international partners bearing 25% of the costs).
GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH
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