Workshop on Atomic Physics Research at the Future GSI Facility

December 9 - 10, 2002 in the GSI Auditorium


December 11, 2002 in the GSI Auditorium


The objectives of the Atomic Physics Workshop and of the User's Meeting are to inform the community on the present status of planning the GSI Future Facility and on their potential for novel atomic physics experiments. The workshop will offer the opportunity to present and discuss future plans and ideas. The Conceptual Design Report of the GSI Future Facility can be found at The project has been positively evaluated by the "Wissenschaftsrat" (cf. addition, the mid-term program of atomic physics experiments at the present GSI-facilities will be presented by poster contributions. The workshop will start at 10 a.m. on Monday, December 9 and finish at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, December 10. The poster session and a buffet will take place in the evening of December 9.


The HITRAP Workshop will discuss the physics program and technical as well as financial issues of the HITRAP project at GSI. The project is supported by the EU as an RTD network. HITRAP will provide highly-charged ions up to U92+ cooled and stored at 4 K or as beams with very low energy. In addition, it will be used in the GSI Future Facility for deceleration, cooling and trapping of antiprotons. You will find the project description at The workshop is also serving for an evaluation of the HITRAP project in the mid-term planning of the GSI Directorate.

Scientific Program

A detailed Scientific Program is now available at the Program page. There are still a couple of talks to be confirmed, so check back at the workshop website for last-minute changes! Further contributions, not listed on the program page, are supposed to be presented as Posters during the Poster session.

Poster presentations

A list of further contributions, to be presented as Poster presentations, is now also available. The place where your poster will be installed will be communicated at the workshop. The full area available for posters is 1.3 m x 1.0 m (Landscape). Material to fix your texts and figures will be available. All posters can be left in place throughout the AP workshop, starting from the morning of Monday December 9.

Auxiliary Media for Speakers

In addition to the overhead projector, a "beamer" will be available for presentations. If you want to use it, please bring a CD with your presentation to the workshop. Alternatively, you may also send your presentation by e-mail (as e-mail attachment) to At the workshop you may contact the chairman of your session, to check its installation on the PC available for the presentation. This Windows-based PC will be equipped with Acrobat Reader and PowerPoint 2002. We request that you use this procedure instead of trying to hook your own laptop to the projector.
In the case of questions or other audio-visual needs for your presentation, please contact

Electronic Records of Your Presentation

An electronic copy of your presentation (talk or poster contribution) may be sent (as e-mail attachment) to MS PowerPoint (*.ppt) or PDF-files are preferred. The collection of presentations will be made accessible to all participants at the GSI web site.

Arrival Sunday, December 8

We have arranged a reservation for dinner in a nearby restaurant at 8 p.m.; please let us know whether you will join the group ( Meeting points will be

  • GSI guesthouse: 7:15 p.m.
  • Hotel IBIS: 7:45 p.m.

Shuttle bus transportation from/to Hotel IBIS

    Departure from IBIS to GSI Departure from GSI to IBIS
Monday 9/12/02 9:00 a.m. 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday 10/12/02 8:00 a.m. 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday 11/12/02 8:30 a.m. 7:00 p.m.

Travel to GSI, Planckstrasse, Darmstadt-Wixhausen

  • Train station at Wixhausen, 2 km from the laboratory
  • Frankfurt Airport, 20 km from the laboratory (train connection to Wixhausen via Frankfurt Main Station (S3); by taxi*: approximate rate 40,- Euro.)
  • By car from Frankfurt or Darmstadt via Bundesstraße 3 (B3)
  • Maps with detailed travel directions

*please keep a printout of the map; the taxi driver may not know GSI

Travel to Hotel IBIS

Kasinostrasse 6
64283 Darmstadt
Phone: +49-6151-3970-0
FAX: +49-6151-3970-123

  • by train from Frankfurt Airport or from Frankfurt Main Station (S3/S4) to Darmstadt Main Station. Busses H , D , R are leaving from Darmstadt station to Darmstadt city: second stop Rhein-Neckar-Strasse , 2 min. walk to the hotel (see map.pdf).
  • Frankfurt Airport, 35 km to Darmstadt city; by taxi: approximate rate 50,- Euro.)
  • By car from Frankfurt or Darmstadt via Bundesstraße 3 (B3)

Darmstadt City Map / Stadtplan von Darmstadt


Workshop secretary:
Ms Stefanie Lüttges
Phone: +49-6159-71-2721

Scientific secretary of the AP-Workshop and Users Meeting:
Thomas Stöhlker
Phone: +49-6159-71-2712

Scientific secretary of the HITRAP-Workshop
Wolfgang Quint