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 focused on applied and fundamental research at the borderline of high-power lasers and particle accelerator facilities.

Thus, the HI Jena provides important contributions to current and future research facilities. Such projects include FAIR at the GSI Helmholtz Center, and the FEL photon sources FLASH and XFEL 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.

To deal with the effects of the war in Ukraine, GSI/FAIR has set up a dedicated Task Force. Further information can be found here.

The institute is funded by