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 420 scientist from 18 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.
First test assembly of the PANDA Solenoid Yoke at SET in Novosibirsk. BINP performed precise measurements with laser trackers to check all relevant dimensions. After some necessary corrections the yoke will be finalized and painted. Then it will be assembled at BINP for the installation of the cryostat, coil and control dewar for tests starting 2022.
the collaboration-wide PANDA Spokesperson and Deputy Spokesperson election was open from Aug 24th 2020, 15:00h CEST to Sep 30th 2020, 24:00h CEST.
More than 50% of the PANDA members have cast their vote, so that a quorum has been reached as required by the governance rules.
Ulrich Wiedner (on the left, CV) has been elected as new spokesperson and Karin Schönning (on the right, photo by Mats Kamsten, Uppsala University, CV) will be his deputy.
On behalf of the PANDA collaboration and personally I would like to congratulate Karin and Ulrich for their demanding office starting in January 2021.
I wish both of you all the best for representing our collaboration in the challenging time to come.
I would also like to express a first thank to those who will be relieved at the end of the year for the excellent work done for our collaboration !
With best regards, Frank
on behalf of the PANDA collaboration board
We have the pleasure to announce the awardees of this years Outstanding Achievement Awards for accomplishments in 2019: This years prize will be awarded in two categories "PANDA Physics Analysis" and "Hardware Contributions to PANDA":
The prize in the category "Hardware Contributions to PANDA" goes to Andrey Ryazantsev, Valery Ferapontov, Andrey Levin, Vasiliy Mochalov, Igor Shein and Alexander Vasiliev (IHEP, Protvino / Russia) for their excellent work on the first of series slice for the PANDA Barrel EMC. This major milestone of the collaboration was achieved with tremendous skill and effort.
The prize in the category "Physics Analysis" goes to Klaus Götzen, Ralf Kliemt and Frank Nerling (GSI, HI Mainz and U Frankfurt / Germany) for their excellent work on the PANDA physics program for a very detailed feasibility study of the line-scan capabilities of PANDA. This has set very high standards for treating all systematic errors correctly and is beyond the state in PANDA so far.