Science Circle Lecture - India and Germany in the International Science Arena: FAIR Accelerator

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FAIR – The Universe in the Lab

Currently the international accelerator facility FAIR, one of the largest research projects worldwide, is being built in Darmstadt, Germany. At FAIR, matter that usually only exists in the depth of space will be produced in a lab for research. Scientists from all over the world will be able to gain new insights into the structure of matter and the evolution of the universe from the Big Bang to the present. FAIR is under construction at GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung. Its existing accelerator facilities will become part of FAIR and will serve as first acceleration stage. For the realization of FAIR, accelerator experts, scientists and engineers of FAIR and GSI are working closely together in teams all over the world.


Event Information

March 5, 2020, 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Organizer: DWIH New Delhi, German Embassy New Delhi


Venue: Lecture Room II (Basement), India International Centre (Annexe)
40, Max Mueller Marg
New Delhi – 110003


Dr. Sibaji Raha

Senior Professor & Raja Ramanna Fellow, Bose Institute

Prof. Raha has an international reputation as a physicist. He has made several seminal contributions in the areas of high energy particle and nuclear physics, astrophysics and cosmology. He has published over 100 papers in the most reputed and competitive peer-reviewed international journals and edited a number of books and conference proceedings. In his career so far, Prof. Raha has delivered over 40 invited plenary talks at various International conferences in India as well as many countries all over the world and an even larger number of invited seminars and/or colloquia at universities and research institutions in India, Canada, Germany, France, Brazil, Switzerland, Japan, Italy, Portugal, Norway, UK, USA, Germany and South Africa.

He has served as the Chairman of the Physics Department of Bose Institute for a number of years. He currently looks after the publication section of Bose Institute.  He has played a leading role in developing and modernising the J. C. Bose Museum at Bose Institute.

Prof. Raha and his team has been invited to join the ALICE collaboration at CERN and the CBM collaboration at FAIR as full partners.

Prof. Raha was one of the very first proponents of the study of QGP in relativistic heavy ion collisions and his leadership triggered the activity in this area in India. He played a leading role in enthusing two generations of young physicists in India to enter this field and become leading players in the area internationally. In recognition of his contributions to the field, Prof. Raha has recently (in 2016) been elected the Founding Chairman of the Joint Scientific Council of GSi Helmholtz Institute for Heavy Ion Research and Facility for Anti-proton and Ion research (FAIR) in Darmstadt, Germany.

Prof. Dr. Norbert Herrmann

Chair of the Bureau of FAIR Collaborations (BFC) and Heidelberg University


Tentative Agenda

Time (hrs) Programme
17:00 – 17:30 Registrations
17:30 – 17:45 Inaugural Address
17:45 – 18:30 Talk by Dr. Sibaji Raha
18:30 – 19:15 Talk by Prof. Dr. Norbert Herrmann
19:15 – 19:30 QnA Session
19:30 – 20:00 Informal Networking