"The GSI Future Facility"
Walter Henning
Gesellschaft für Schwerionenforschung mbH, Darmstadt, Germany

To deepen our understanding of the properties and structure of matter, new large-scale facilities are under discussion worldwide that provide for novel research capabilities in many areas of science.

The GSI-Darmstadt Laboratory, together with a large user community, has developed the concept for such a facility to broadly address frontiers in strong-interaction physics. The new facility builds, and substantially expands, on the present heavy-ion accelerator system. Intense primary and secondary beams, from antiprotons to beams of short-lived nuclei, together with an intricate system of beam-storage and experimental rings, are its key features.

The talk will provide an overview of the science motivation for the facility, as well as of its technical concept and performance characteristics.