Helmholtz Cooperations

Helmholtz Cooperations

Many strongly linked cooperations under the umbrella of the Helmholtz Association exist, in collaboration with numerous international universities and institutes. For example, research groups of TU Darmstadt are members of the Nuclear Astrophysics Virtual Institute (NAVI) (<-Link), which is focused on experimental and theoretical research on nuclear astrophysics. NAVI complements the new capabilities from accelerator and detector development by forefront theoretical approaches and calculations. Theoretical results feed back into the definition of new experimental demands. The Helmholtz Alliance “Cosmic Matter in the Laboratory” founded the ExtreMe Matter Institute (EMMI) (<-Link) at GSI, which is concerned with experimental and theoretical research on neutron matter, the quark-gluon plasma, as well as atomic and plasma physics.

The Helmholtz Young Investigator program creates additional capacities within large collaborations such as HADES or CBM at CERN, which are concerned with the investigation of the state of matter just afert the big bang, or in the interior of compact stellar objects, by probing the properties of quarks and gluons, e.g., within the quark-gluon plasma. The Helmholtz International Center for FAIR (HIC for FAIR) (<-Link), which emerged from the Hessian initiative for scientific and economic excellence (LOEWE) (<-Link), is instrumental for experimental and theoretical developments with respect to FAIR.

The goals of HIC for FAIR are to strengthen Hessian universities in research at FAIR, to optimize the creation of strongly-interacting (QCD) matter, and to develop new technologies for particle acceleration and computer-based analyses. The research cooperations under the Helmholtz umbrella are complemented by a dedicated graduate school, the Helmholtz Graduate School for Hadron and Ion Research (HGS-HIRe).

Link To the : Helmholtz Cooperations Website