A part of FAIR in Space: ESA's “Juice” Jupiter mission has high-tech on board, specially developed for the CBM experiment

The recent launch of ESA's Juice spacecraft marked the beginning of an ambitious journey that aims to explore the mysteries of Jupiter's icy moons. It will be eight years on the road, traveling billions of kilometers along the way, and is designed to find out whether conditions for life could exist on Jupiter's moons. A cutting-edge high-tech development from GSI and FAIR is also on board during this unique research expedition. In a group of detectors carried by “Juice”, a charge sensitive amplifier readout chip from GSI/FAIR is used. The so-called PADI-X ASIC was developed within the CBM experiment... The chip was developed in both GSI scientific-technical department Experimental Electronics and Detector Lab, in collaboration with senior scientist Dr. Mircea Ciobanu (Institute of Space Science, Romania and University of Heidelberg).

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CBM Upstream Platform - First User Installation at FAIR finished

The installation of the Upstream Platform in the CBM Cave (In-Kind contribution from the Czech Republic) is completed, with the successful Site Acceptance Test performed on May 19th. This important milestone paves the road toward further installation activities in our cave. This was also the very first user installation at FAIR!

Upstream Platform in the CBM Cave


Adrian Meyer-Ahrens (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Institut für Kernphysik) received a prize for the poster "Dielectron analysis for the CBM experiment" at the 786. WE-Heraeus-Seminar. Congratulations!

CBM Progress Report 2022  is published



On 9th and 10th February 2023 75 delegates from 27 European institutes met at GSI to participate in the Annual Meeting of the EU-project EURIZON. Another 40 persons joined via video. After a fundamental transformation process, EURIZON emerged from the formed CREMLINplus project, triggered by the attack of Russia on Ukraine end of February 2022. The working packages, which originally were targeted on the cooperation of Russian and European research facilities, have been reorganized and focused on European projects, and the cooperation with Russian institutes was stopped. Key aspect of the agenda of the Annual Meeting was the discussion of the adapted working packages with focus on heavy-ion physics at FAIR, neutron physics, synchrotrons, lepton-collider, high-power laser, detector development and programs to support Ukrainian institutes and scientists. FAIR/GSI participates in this EU project through the development of detector systems, read-out electronics and software for the CBM experiment, and by the development of Monolythic Active Pixel Sensors. Moreover, the organization of a detector school for students is in preparation. EURIZON will be financed until beginning 2024 (i.e. mid of 2024 including the prolongation of WP9) via the HORIZON 2020 Research and Innovation Programme of the European Union. 

Further information on the EURIZON project is available at the website https://www.eurizon-project.eu


FAIR project's First Science and Staging Review Committee link

"It should be emphasized that timely completion of SIS100 is critical because it will provide a truly unique opportunity in the world for CBM to carry out its heavy-ion science program."

Our Cave construction is progressing well!

In July 2022 installation of the CBM Cave Crane started. The rails and the main beam have been mounted. The installation and commissioning activities continue and the crane shall be operational by the end of August 2022. Below are the current views of the CBM cave and the CBM building.