The Facility for Antiprotons and Ion Research (FAIR) is the new International accelerator facility presently under construction at the site of the GSI Helmholtz Institute in Darmstadt, Germany. The new facility, where various physics programs can be operated in parallel, will offer outstanding research opportunities and discovery potential for about 3000 scientists from about 50 countries. International Collaborations in hadronic physics, nuclear structure etc. are already actively working to prepare the experiments for the opening of FAIR.
FAIR will also host an intense and innovative program in applied nuclear physics (APPA), and in particular in biophysics. In fact, FAIR can offer unique opportunities for biomedical research. The production of very high energy (10 GeV/n) heavy ions is very important for studies in space radiation protection, both in biology and microelectronics. The high energy can also be used for particle radiography and theranostics, whereas the high intensity of the FAIR beams gives opportunities for using high-energy radioactive ion beams and ultra-high dose rates in particle therapy, and for the production of new radioisotopes.
On May 20-22, 2019 we will host at GSI in Darmstadt the
1st Meeting of the International Biophysics Collaboration
Every scientists interested in biomedical applications at particle accelerator is invited to contribute with your ideas and proposals. The participation is free, but registration on this webpage is mandatory. All information on the meeting will be posted on this website.
The International Biophysics Collaborations goes beyond FAIR. In fact, there are many new accelerator facilities under construction all over the world (e.g. NICA in Russia, RAON in Korea, FRIB in USA, SPIRAL2 and SPES in Europe, etc.) where applied nuclear physics program are planned and biomedical research will be possible. The International Collaboration that we want to create will serve all these facilities, and will develop research programs and specific devices for use at various accelerators. The meeting will create a community of applied nuclear physics at accelerators that will look for new exciting research opportunities generated by the new facilities. To give a structure to the Collaboration, we will elect a spokesperson and an executive committee that will establish working groups and task forces on different topics.
We look forward to seeing you in Darmstadt!
Prof. Dr. Marco Durante
Director, Biophysics Department
GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung
GSI facility in Darmstadt, Germany
Drone video of FAIR construction site (August 2018)
Mrs. Maria Didonna
Mrs. Julia Bellartz
Please do not forget your passport at the GSI gate.
The participants are requested to make their own arrangements for accommodation.