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 500 scientist from 20 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.

At ICTP-SAIFR a joint workshop of Brazilian Scientists and representatives from PANDA and the PANDA TAG took place from Feb 25-March 1, 2019 with a focus on PANDA related physics and technology providing close contact with PANDA science, development and construction.

The meeting was well attended (about 60 registrants) and PANDA was represented by Tassos Belias, Kai Brinkmann, Tord Johannsson, Klaus Peters, Tobias Stockmanns and Ulrich Wiedner (who was also co-organizer) as well as our theory colleagues Christian Fischer and Evgeni Eppelbaum.

(Photo: ICTP/São Paulo)

Dear All,

we completed a very successful testbeam time at COSY on Sunday, February 24th, 2019. Spokespersons for the beamtime were Greg Korcyl and Rafal Lalik from the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. Following detectors were set up in the beamline with a total length of about 8 m (Photo: P.Wintz, FZ Jülich GmbH, beam enters from the right):

Setups In parasitic mode

  • PANDA Lumi test
  • SiPM test setup (FRS/GSI)
  • Straws with ADC readout

We had a proton beam of 2.5 GeV/c momentum (almost minimum ionising) and varied intensities and beam profiles for the FT tests.

Many thanks to the COSY crew for the quick beam set up and stable operation, so that we could exploit 10 days of beam time (7 requested). I was told that all six groups were very pleased with the beamtime, although spending both sunny Julich weekends in the cave.

Best regards,
Peter

Dear PANDA member,

the ballot has been closed on Sunday (16/12/2018) at noon.

More than 50% of the PANDA members have cast their vote, so that a quorum has been reached as required by the governance rules.

Klaus Peters (on the left) has been re-elected as spokesperson and Tord Johansson (on the right) will be his deputy


for the next two years starting January 1, 2019.

Congratulations to the team and best of luck with your continued duties for the collaboration,

Kai

for the PANDA collaboration board.

 
The "German-Russian Roadmap for Cooperation in Education, Science, Research and Innovation" has been signed on Dec 10, 2018 by Anja Karliczek, German Minister for Education and Research (left) and Mikhail Kotjukov, Russian Minister for Science and Higher Education  (right).
This is the bases for an even stronger cooperation between the countries also in respect of FAIR.
 
This is an extremely important step forward for construction funds for PANDA.
 
There is an official BMBF press release (in German language).
 
 
 
Photo (c) bmbf

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