Facts and figures
Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research in Europe
Shareholders from the following countries: Finland, France, Germany, India, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovenia and Sweden. Associated: United Kingdom. Aspirant partner: Czech Republic.
German shareholder of FAIR GmbH
FAIR accelerator facility
Centerpiece is a superconducting ring accelerator with a circumference of 1,100 meters. Additionally several storage rings and experiment sites.
GSI accelerator facility
Will be part of the FAIR accelerator facility and serve as first acceleration step.
Specifications of the FAIR accelerator facility
Highest particle intensity, highest precision, highest diversity of accelerated ions, high particle energies (correspond up to 99 percent of the speed of light), parallel operation of up to four experiments at the same time.
Research at FAIR
„The universe in the laboratory“. FAIR provides new insights into the structure of matter and the evolution of the universe from the Big Bang until today. Here, it is possible to create states of matter in the laboratory that otherwise only exist in the universe e.g. in stellar explosions or in the core of planets.
Employees of GSI and FAIR
Scientific users of the FAIR facility
3000 researchers from 50 countries.
3.1 billion euros (price level 2020).
Start of commissioning for first experiments
Planned for 2025.
End of construction work
Planned for 2027.
The shareholders of FAIR GmbH had decided in 2015 to have the project re-evaluated in the spring of 2019. The international committee of experts charged with the evaluation has presented its final report to the shareholders of FAIR GmbH.
News about the report of the international group of experts