The PANDA Experiment will be one of the key experiments at the Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research (FAIR) which is under construction and currently being built on the area of the GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt, Germany. The central part of FAIR is a synchrotron complex providing intense pulsed ion beams (from p to U). Antiprotons produced by a primary proton beam will then be filled into the High Energy Storage Ring (HESR) which collide with the fixed target inside the PANDA Detector.

The PANDA Collaboration with more than 450 scientist from 17 countries intends to do basic physics research on various topics around the weak and strong forces, exotic states of matter and the structure of hadrons. In order to gather all the necessary information from the antiproton-proton collisions a versatile detector will be build being able to provide precise trajectory reconstruction, energy and momentum measurements and very efficient identification of charged particles.

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The FAIR ground-breaking took place on July 4, 2017.
A great day for all who love hadron and nuclear physics. An important milestone to get the job done. We are happy and proud of being part of this endeavor.

The construction of the international accelerator facility FAIR (Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research) has begun. The start of building construction and civil engineering work is a crucial moment for one of the largest construction projects for scientific research worldwide. On July 4, 2017, the groundbreaking ceremony was held for the large ring accelerator SIS 100, which will be the key component of the future accelerator facility FAIR. The construction site is located to the northeast of GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt.

We invite you to read the official FAIR press release of the ground-breaking ceremony!


this time I am writing to you because we need all kind of good pictures for PR work like articles, talks, the web and posters. Thus I'd like to call for excellent photos from PANDA equipment, prototypes, actual detector parts, PANDA people doing all kind of design, construction and/or maintenance work for PANDA or its tests. For you to have a little more fun with this I present herewith:

1st PANDA Photo Contest

topic: photos from PANDA equipment, prototypes, actual detector parts, PANDA people doing all kind of design, construction and/or maintenance work for PANDA. There are no rules, shoot whatever you like connected to PANDA.

There will be three categories:

Category 1: equipment (realistic photos)

Category 2: the fun of research

Category 3: art work

There will be a prize of 100 Euro per winner photo of each category.

The deadline is July 10  September 1st, 2017. The prize ceremony will take place during the collaboration meeting in September the week after.

There is a link for uploading the files, which also can be found in menu "Publishing". Please send the RAW-files (category 1 and 2) if your camera permits it and please use the maximum resolution and color depth possible for eventual processing. By uploading the file, you give PANDA the right to use the picture for all kind of PR purposes mentioned above. In order to ease bookkeeping please name the file as follows:
Name_First Name_Institute_Title of the
(.xxx being any usual graphics file format like .jpg. If you sent RAW-files like .cr2,.nef or others please provide also a .jpg copy in addition)

Have fun shooting a lot of interesting photos,

all the best and kind regards,

Klaus Peters

The Panda PhD Prize is an award for the best Panda related PhD thesis of the current year.
For more information about the procedure and how to take part have a look at the PhD Prize Rules.

The first time the prize was awarded in 2013 and since it went to:

2016 Stefan Diehl Univ. Giessen, Germany Optimization of the Influence of Longitudinal and Lateral Non-Uniformity on the Performance of an Electromagnetic Calorimeter
2015 Andreas Herten FZ Jülich, Germany

GPU-based Online Track Reconstruction for PANDA and Application to the Analysis of D→Kππ


Simone Bianco

Univ. Bonn, Germany

Tracking and vertex reconstruction with the PANDA Micro-Vertex-Detector


Ganesh Tambave

KVI Groningen, the Netherlands

Electromagnetic Calorimeter Studies for Charmonium Physics

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