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The Collaborative Research Cluster ELEMENTS, lead by Goethe University Frankfurt, serves to prepare for the next round of the excellence strategy and is being funded by the state of Hessen, Goethe University and the co-applicants, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen and GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung. In terms of research strategy, ELEMENTS builds on the close cooperation between Goethe University and TU Darmstadt in the network of Rhine-Main-Universities.

Experimentally, researchers at ELEMENTS will benefit from advanced particle accelerators such as the new FAIR facility (Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research in Europe) currently being built at GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt, as well as of highly sensitive gravitational-wave detectors, to probe matter under extreme conditions of density, temperature, and gravity. Experiments in FAIR (“FAIR phase 0”) as well as in the S-DALINAC electron accelerator at TU Darmstadt will allow to generate and study nuclear fission and capture reactions, for example.

Goethe University Frankfurt

Technische Universität Darmstadt

Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen

GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung

Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research in Europe

Superconducting-Darmstadt-Linear Acellerator

Rhine-Main Universities