Research infrastructure

Physics and engineering sciences

Research infrastructure

Physics and engineering sciences

FAIR – Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research

Accelerator facility for nuclear, hadron and ion physics, being constructed in Germany.

FAIR is an accelerator facility for nuclear, hadron and ion physics. The facility is under construction in conjunction with the research facility GSI in Darmstadt in Germany. FAIR is being constructed within the framework for an international convention, and is owned via a German limited company with international shareholders, currently nine countries and one associate partner. Sweden signed the convention in 2010, and the Swedish Research Council owns shares, via a consortium with Finland, corresponding to just under 1.5 per cent of the share capital.

The member countries contribute both funds and equipment. Swedish researchers are active in three of the four experiment consortiums developing and constructing the experiment stations at FAIR:

  • Nuclear Structure, Astrophysics, and Reactions, NUSTAR
  • Anti-Proton Anhililation at Darmstadt, PANDA
  • Atomic Physics, Plasma and Applied sciences, APPA

Swedish researchers are also contributing in the construction of the accelerator. The first part of the experiment programme starts in 2018.



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This infrastructure is funded by the Swedish Research Council.