All the fun of the FAIR: fundamental physics at the facility for antiproton and ion research
Journal 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.

quantum electrodynamics

heavy ion collisions


quantum chromodynamics

exotic nuclei


M. Durante

University of Naples Federico II

National Institute for Nuclear Physics

P. Indelicato

Université Paris PSL

Björn Jonson

Chalmers, Physics, Subatomic and Plasma Physics

V Koch

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

K. Langanke


Ulf-G Meissner

University of Bonn

Forschungszentrum Jülich

E. Nappi

National Institute for Nuclear Physics

Thomas Nilsson

Chalmers, Physics

Th Stoehlker


Friedrich Schiller University Jena

E. Widmann

Austrian Academy of Sciences

M. Wiescher

University of Notre Dame

Physica Scripta

0031-8949 (ISSN)

Vol. 94 3 033001

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Accelerator Physics and Instrumentation

Fusion, Plasma and Space Physics


Basic sciences



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