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.
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 Photo.xxx
(.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)