Society for Heavy Ions Research


The GSI - Gesellschaft für Schwerionenforschung - in Darmstadt is a large-scale research facility financed by the Federal Republic of Germany and the Federal State of Hesse. GSI operates an accelerator plant used to accelerate heavy ions by up to 90% of the speed of light. The plant consists of the linear accelerator UNILAC achieving energies of 2 to 20 MeV per nucleon, the heavy-ion synchrotron SIS (1 to 2 GeV per nucleon) and the experimental storage ring ESR. Experiments are carried out on 30 different experimental set-ups. The 700 employees of GSI include about 300 scientists and engineers. In addition, the GSI equipment is used by almost 1,000 external scientists. In total, scientists from more than 100 institutes from over 25 countries are involved in the research work at GSI. The GSI research spectrum ranges from fundamental research in the field of nuclear and atomic physics to applied subjects such as tumour therapy, material research, plasma physics and accelerator development.









11 - 15 March 2018
Munich, Germany


30 September - 04 October 2018
Prague, Czech Republic