FAIR (link opens in a new window) is the Facility for Anti-protons and Ion Research under construction at the GSI (link opens in a new window) laboratory near Darmstadt, Germany. FAIR also now has its own website (link opens in a new window)
FAIR will provide a unique range of high-energy and high-intensity radioactive ion beams, high intensity anti-protons and high-energy heavy-ions. These beams will support a broad range of science including nuclear structure, hadronic, relativistic heavy ion, plasma and atomic physics.
The UK Nuclear Physics community is part of the FAIR project and STFC will contribute to FAIR through support to two major projects. These are the NuSTAR (link opens in a new window) and PANDA (link opens in a new window) experiments.
The NPG and the Universities of Birmingham, Brighton, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Manchester, Surrey and York are part of the NuSTAR (Nuclear Structure, Astrophysics and Reactions) collaboration. The NPG will support several projects within NuSTAR. This will be done through detector design and simulations, mechanical design and electronics and data acquisition design.
The projects are:
The NPG, in collaboration with the Universities of Edinburgh and Liverpool and RAL, has an EPSRC/STFC grant to design and construct AIDA (link opens in a new window), the Si implantation detector for the DESPEC project. The main responsibilities for STFC are: