On the way to realize FAIR

The path from the scientific idea for the future accelerator centre FAIR [Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research] via the preparations for civil construction up to the realization of one of the most modern research facilities in the world is
taking tangible shape.

On the way to realize FAIR

The international shareholders of FAIR as well as the supervisory board of GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung have agreed on significant benchmarks for the future project execution plan in their recent meetings in Darmstadt.
The plan foresees a full operation of the new accelerator facility in the year 2025.  After the civil construction of the new buildings the installation of the state-of-the-art accelerator and experiment facilities will begin.
Also the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research [BMBF] has approved proceedings for the start of construction works for the realization of the FAIR facility. Since September 2016 the first calls for tender for excavation and shoring have been made throughout Europe, since November also for the civil construction work of the large ring tunnel.