Saturday Morning Physics at FAIR and GSI

Learning physics instead of sleeping late: Students curious about FAIR

Students interested in FAIR (Photo: Markus Bernards for FAIR)

Big Bang in the lab - to learn more about this, over 300 high school students ("Oberstufe") visited the FAIR construction site and GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research today, after having listened to a talk at Technical University of Darmstadt on "Matter at extreme densities and temperatures", given by Professor Peter Braun-Munzinger, Extreme Matter Institute, GSI.

In the Testing Hall, students could inform themselves about FAIR and view one of the first FAIR magnets built for the Super Fragment Separator. The magnet was built by the Russian FAIR partner at Budker Institute in Novosibirsk with the function to select extremely rare, exotic atomic nuclei, which will be produced when the ion beam hits a small target, for example, a small piece of ultrathin metal foil.

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