Where does the mass come from?

The experiment HADES  looks deep into the medium: It investigates the properties of dense nuclear matter created in the course of heavy ion collisions.

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One facility, thousand possibilities

Electrical fields are used to accelerate ions. Magnets direct and focus them. The ions can be accelerated up to about 90% of the speed of light.

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Cutting edge technology

Many instruments and experimental techniques are under development for the next-generation accelerator facility FAIR.

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Nuclei far off

The R3B experimental setup is a versatile reaction setup with unprecedented efficiency, acceptance, and resolution for kinematically complete measurements of reactions with high-energy radioactive beams.

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Round 'n' round

The ions perform several millions of circulations per second in the storage rings. They are stored and used for experiments. Cooling systems allow high precision experiments.

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What we are made of

Large-scale experiments look deep inside the matter: how does the matter behave? Where does its mass come from? Which structures does matter form?

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Fast and cool

A high-performance computation on-site Green-IT building is under development. It will use new state-of-the-art cooling technology requiring substantial R&D work.

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QCD Simulations, Dynamics and Medical Physics

The research focuses on large-scale simulations of FAIR-related physics.

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QCD-Phenomenology

QCD phenomenology deals with the properties of strongly interacting matter.

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Instrumentation and Computing

The work covers the research and development activities for the FAIR experiments.

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Accelerator

The activities focus on the optimization and required R&D work on the FAIR accelerators.

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