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Prof. Horst Stoecker accepted the invitation on 20 June 2010

The GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research GmbH (former Name: Gesellschaft für Schwerionenforschung) in the Arheilgen suburb of Darmstadt, Germany is a federally and state co-funded heavy ion research center. The current director of GSI is Horst Stöcker who succeeded Walter F. Henning in August 2007.

The laboratory performs basic and applied research in physics and related natural science disciplines. Main fields of study include plasma physics, atomic physics, nuclear structure and reactions research, biophysics and medical research. The lab is a member of the Hermann von Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft Deutscher Forschungszentren (HGF), an association of national research centers.

In the years to come, GSI will evolve to an international structure named FAIR for Facility for Antiprotons and Ions Research. The first beam is expected by 2013. Among the improvements, two new synchrotrons (with respective magnetic rigidity 100 and 300 Tm), a Super-FRS and several new rings among which one that can be used for antimatter research.Template:Citation needed

The creation of FAIR was co-signed on 7 November 2007 by 13 countries: Austria, Finland, France, Germany, India, Italy, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, Sweden, United Kingdom, Spain and Poland. Representatives included Annette Schavan, the German federal minister of science and Roland Koch, the prime minister of the state of Hesse.Template:Citation needed

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