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Welcome to the Helmholtz Institute Jena

The Helmholtz Institute Jena is an outstation of the GSI Helmholtz Center for Heavy Ion Research on the campus of the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena. Additional partner institutes are the Helmholtz centers DESY and HZDR. The institute is mainly focussed on applied and fundamental research at the borderline of high-power lasers and particle accelerator facilities.

Thus, the HI Jena provides important contributions to future research projects currently being designed and built. Such projects include FAIR at the GSI Helmholtz Center the FEL photon sources FLASH and XFEL and at DESY. Moreover, it will effectively strengthen FSU Jena's research profile by facilitating new areas of research and significantly stimulate cooperation between the participating Helmholtz Centers and the university.