Czech presence in FAIR becomes reality
01. 02. 2017
Prague, 19 January, 2017: The second meeting of the Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) of the large research infrastructure FAIR-CZ was held in Vila Lanna on January 19th.
FAIR-CZ is the Czech contribution to a fascinating international endeavor, the construction of a new Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research (FAIR) built within GSI (Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research) near Darmstadt, Germany. SAC members, prominent internationally renowned scientists Paolo Giubellino, James Rittman and Joachim Stroth, provided advice to the management and scientists of the Czech team realizing FAIR-CZ.
FAIR-CZ is implemented by a consortium of research organizations and Universities lead by Nuclear Physics Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences (NPI). Petr Lukáš, NPI Director, expressed his expectations for an enlarged cooperation with the international community, in line with the SAC members meaning. “The Czech scientific community in nuclear physics is quite strong and deserves a better position within the FAIR research infrastructure”, said Paolo Giubellino, joint GSI/FAIR Scientific Director.
FAIR-CZ is financed by a project from national funds, activity for large research infrastructures and a project from structural funds, Operational programme research, development, and education, both awarded by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports.
The second meeting of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the large research infrastructure FAIR-CZ was held in Vila Lanna.