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Summer students from all over the world at FAIR/GSI

Participants of the Summer Student Programme 2017. Photo: Gaby Otto/GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH

36 students from 17 countries take part in this year’s Summer Student Programme at GSI and FAIR. They spend eight weeks on the campus. During their stay they participate actively in GSI and FAIR experiments and get to know the everyday life at an accelerator institute.


Every summer student gets the chance to work on his own research project within the current GSI and FAIR experiments. The topics range from accelerator science to tumour therapy and astrophysics. In public lectures, which are part of the programme, the summer students learn about GSI and FAIR research and scientific results.


For many of the students, who come mainly from European but also from more distant countries like Mexico, China, India or South Africa, the Summer Student Programme is the first step to a masters or doctorates thesis at GSI. The Summer Student Programme, which takes place for the 37th time, is organised together with the graduate school HGS-HIRe. Apart from the scientific programme there are also social events like cooking together or exploring the region.


The public lectures are in English and are open to everyone.


Lecture Programme


Summer Student Programme of GSI and FAIR


Programme, lectures and more

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