BMBF Integrated Research NUSTAR.DA
The BMBF is funding research activities within the international NUSTAR collaboration, which are in direct connection with the FAIR facility, which is constructed at GSI near Darmstadt. This also includes numerous projects at other research facilities, where experimental techniques and technologies are developed, which later will be used at FAIR. Herein, the research groups of TU Darmstadt have leading roles in a number of FAIR relevant projects. For example, preparatory experiments of the R3B and the HISPEC/DESPEC collaborations are presently conducted at the Japanese large research facility RIKEN-RIBF in Tokyo. The conditions here are very similar to those expected at FAIR, where the reach of experimentally accessible atomic nuclei will yet further be expanded.
Furthermore, developments in detector and accelerator technology are progressing at GSI in preparation for FAIR. Important in this context is a cooperation between TU Darmstadt and GSI, which allows students to directly conduct research at GSI. Through the BMBF research focus FSP 212 “NuSTAR.de”, which is led by IKP Darmstadt, the German groups which are part of the NUSTAR collaboration have a platform for collaborative planning and networking, as well as for a public representation of the collaboration. Another leg of the BMBF funding is the involvement in experiments at the recently upgraded HIE-ISOLDE accelerator at CERN, where exotic unstable nuclei are accelerated, especially for experiments using gamma-spectroscopy.
link To the : NuSTAR.de website