Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Physics Division

Physics Division Seminars

Physics Division Seminars bring us speakers on a variety of physics related subjects. Usually these are held in the Building 6008 large Conference Room, at 3:00 pm on the chosen day, but times and locations may vary. For more information, contact our seminar chairman,

Alfredo Galindo-Uribarri
Tel (Office): (865) 574-6124  (FAX): (865) 574-1268


Thu., March 24, 2016, at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (refreshments served at 2:40 PM)

The Universe in the Laboratory - The Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research

Prof. Dr. Karlheinz Langanke, Scientific Director, GSI Helmholtzzentrum and Technische Universitaet Darmstadt, Germany
ORNL, Physics Division, Bldg. 6008 Large Conference Room

The Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research (FAIR) will be constructed in the coming years as an extension of the current GSI Helmholtzzentrum fuer Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt, Germany. FAIR will be an international accelerator complex allowing for unprecedented research in fundamental questions of atomic, hadron, nuclear and plasma physics, as well as in related applied areas. The research is organized in four large experiment collaborations:

* APPA - performing investigations in atomic and plasma physics as well as in applied sciences like material research and biophysics

* CBM - exploring the phase diagram of nuclear matter NuSTAR - producing exotic nuclei with unusual proton-to-neutron ratios and determining their properties

* PANDA - studying hadron structure and form factors via proton-antiproton annihilation

The talk will summarize the programs of the experimental collaborations, in comparison to other facilities, existing or under construction. Finally, we will discuss how FAIR can contribute to the fundamental question how Nature produces precious metals like gold or platinum.

Contact: Alfredo Galindo-Uribarri, (865) 574-6124