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 17 countries intends to do basic 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.

You are currently browsing the new PANDA website, which is still far away from being completed. For any missing resources, please, refer to the old PANDA website.

Between Oct. 10th and Nov. 11th 2016, the PANDA collaboration has elected a new spokesperson and deputy.

Prof. Dr. Klaus Peters has been elected as spokesperson and Prof. Dr. Tord Johansson will be his deputy for the coming two years.

Congratulations to both. They will take over the duties from Prof. Dr. Jim Ritman and Prof. Dr. Diego Bettoni beginning of 2017. Thanks a lot for your work in tough times!

Have a look at the announcement of the Collaboration Board Chair Kai-Thomas Brinkmann.

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

2014

Simone Bianco

Univ. Bonn, Germany

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

2013

Ganesh Tambave

KVI Groningen, the Netherlands

Electromagnetic Calorimeter Studies for Charmonium Physics

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