Jülich Aachen Research Alliance To Be Expanded

18/01/2013

The creation of the new section JARA-FAME, Forces and Matter Experiments, was celebrated with a ceremony on January 17, 2013. JARA-FAME is oriented towards physical basic research in nuclear and particle physics and will contribute to the investigation of matter-antimatter asymmetry in the universe and to better understanding it. Nothing less than our own existence is founded in this asymmetry.

 

FAME has two pillars: one is the new project JEDI, short for Jülich Electric Dipole Moment Investigation, which is planned and carried out by both JARA partners. The other pillar, which already has strong involvement from the Aachen side, is the current AMS experiment on the international space station, ISS. Further reinforcement and connection to the PANDA experiment at FAIR, the Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research, results from this second pillar and is led by Jülich's involvement.

The directors of the new secion are from the Institute of Nuclear Physics at Forschungszentrum Jülich, Professor Dr. Rudolf Maier, and Professor Dr. Achim Stahl from the RWTH Aachen Institute of Physics III B. Dr. Wolfgang Schroeder from corporate development at Forschungszentrum Jülich is the executive director.

The guests speaker at the ceremony was Nobel prize winner, Professor Samuel C. C. Ting from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, who spoke about the AMS experiment on the International Space Station to about 250 guests.

Samuel Ting heralded the future, closer linkage between JARA-FAME and the AMS experiment.

 

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