Paolo Giubellino appointed Director of GSI and FAIR
Physicist Paolo Giubellino from the National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN) has been appointed Scientific Director of the GSI Helmholzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung, the Helmholtz GSI Centre for Heavy Iron Research with headquarters in Darmstadt, Germany.
Giubellino will also become Director of FAIR – The Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research in Europe – an international laboratory currently under construction, close to GSI. The Italian physicist will take office on 1 January 2017, once his terms of office have been completed as the responsible for ALICE experiment at the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC) accelerator, the European Centre for Nuclear Research in Geneva.
Graduated in Physics at the University of Turin, his city of birth, Giubellino has been involved in experiments of high-energy nuclear physics for years. Manager at INFN, he has held several positions of research coordination and evaluation in several countries, including Germany – where he chairs the committee for the evaluation of experiments at GSI, the most important laboratory of physics in Germany – and in France, where he is a member of the Scientific Committee of IN2P3, the CNRS body which gathers together all studies in nuclear and sub-nuclear physics.
The scientific awards received include the “Enrico Fermi” award, the most important recognition awarded by the Italian Physical Society, and – in 2014 – the “Lise Meitner” award, the most prestigious award for Nuclear Physics awarded by the European Physical Society. He has authored over 300 articles in international scientific journals.