All the fun of the FAIR: fundamental physics at the facility for antiproton and ion research
Review article, 2019

The Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research (FAIR) will be the accelerator-based flagship research facility in many basic sciences and their applications in Europe for the coming decades. FAIR will open up unprecedented research opportunities in hadron and nuclear physics, in atomic physics and nuclear astrophysics as well as in applied sciences like materials research, plasma physics and radiation biophysics with applications towards novel medical treatments and space science. FAIR is currently under construction as an international facility at the campus of the GSI Helmholtzzentrum for Heavy-Ion Research in Darmstadt, Germany. While the full science potential of FAIR can only be harvested once the new suite of accelerators and storage rings is completed and operational, some of the experimental detectors and instrumentation are already available and will be used starting in summer 2018 in a dedicated research program at GSI, exploiting also the significantly upgraded GSI accelerator chain. The current manuscript summarizes how FAIR will advance our knowledge in various research fields ranging from a deeper understanding of the fundamental interactions and symmetries in nature to a better understanding of the evolution of the Universe and the objects within.

heavy ion collisions

exotic nuclei

quantum electrodynamics

quantum chromodynamics

nucleosynthesis

Author

M. Durante

University of Naples Federico II

Helmholtz

Institut für Kernphysik

National Institute for Nuclear Physics

P. Indelicato

Helmholtz

Université Paris PSL

Pierre and Marie Curie University (UPMC)

Björn Jonson

Helmholtz

Chalmers, Physics, Subatomic and Plasma Physics

Institut für Kernphysik

V Koch

Institut für Kernphysik

Helmholtz

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

K. Langanke

Helmholtz

Institut für Kernphysik

Ulf-G Meissner

Institut für Kernphysik

Forschungszentrum Jülich

University of Bonn

Helmholtz

E. Nappi

Helmholtz

Institut für Kernphysik

National Institute for Nuclear Physics

Thomas Nilsson

Chalmers, Physics

Institut für Kernphysik

Helmholtz

Th Stoehlker

Institut für Kernphysik

Friedrich Schiller University Jena

Helmholtz

E. Widmann

Institut für Kernphysik

Austrian Academy of Sciences

Helmholtz

M. Wiescher

University of Notre Dame

Helmholtz

Institut für Kernphysik

Physica Scripta

0031-8949 (ISSN)

Vol. 94 3 033001

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Subject Categories

Didactics

Accelerator Physics and Instrumentation

Fusion, Plasma and Space Physics

Roots

Basic sciences

DOI

10.1088/1402-4896/aaf93f

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