50 Years of Indo-German Cooperation in Science and Technology, May 21-22, 2024

Welcome to the GSI / FAIR event with friendly support of the Federal Minsitry of Education and Research. We are happy to welcome outstanding scientists and representatives of Indo- German collaboration from both sides in order to celebrate the 50th anniversary of signing the Indo-German Science and Technology Cooperation Agreement.

During these two days we are pleased to discuss with you the past and future of this vibrant cooperation in various fields of science and to present successful programmes and projects to build on for the future.

What better scenery than FAIR as a globally unique large-scale research facility which is currently under construction at the GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research in Darmstadt. An international consortium of partners is joining forces to make this pos-sible. India is an important partner of FAIR. Having this in our minds, we would like to honour the long-standing and trusting cooperation and the outstanding results of Indo-German science and research with our Indian partners.


In the run-up to the event, a scientific exchange organised by the BMBF will take place in four working groups on 21 May in the afternoon. The agendas of the working groups can be found in the respective section of this website.

The GSI event will start on 21 May with a get together and dinner. On the second day, the official anniversary celebration with a policy talk will take place. You can find the agenda as a PDF in the link below and in the registration tool. The agenda may be subject to updates.

Tuesday, 21 May 2024

Afternoon: Scientific Exchange and Site Visits in Four Different Working Groups (BMBF, separate agenda)

Time Agenda
16:00 Arrival and Welcome Drinks (Lecture Hall)
18:00 Workshop Interlinking Session (Lecture Hall)

Welcome and Opening Remarks (Lecture Hall)

by GSI, BMBF and DST representatives

19:30 Dinner (Dining Hall)

End of First Day, Transfer from GSI

Wednesday, 22 May 2024

Time Agenda
8:00 Transfer to GSI
9:00 Opening Speeches (Lecture Hall)
  • Welcome by Prof. Dr. P. Giubellino, Scientific Managing Director, and J. Blaurock, Technical Managing Director, GSI and FAIR
  • Welcome by PSt Dr. Jens Brandenburg, BMBF
  • Welcome by Ambassador Parvathaneni Harish, Embassy of India in Ber-lin
  • Welcome by E. Kurzweil, Federal Foreign Office (AA)

FAIR / GSI Campus Visits in different groups

10:30 Poster Exhibition and Funding Fair at Foyer of Lecture Hall
  • Project showcase Indo-German collaboration and opportunities to initiate or enrich Indo-German projects
  • Coffee

Science-Policy Talk Commemorating 50 Years of Indo-German Collaboration (Lecture Hall)


Closing Remarks by GSI


Group picture


Farewell Lunch and End of Event

13:10 – 14:00

Transfer to Frankfurt Airport and Flughafen Fernbahnhof

Register for participation

To participate in the event, please register using the registration tool with the password mentioned in the invitation letter. Participation is not possible without registration.

Registration Tool

The Venue

The event will take place on the GSI campus. The main venue of the event will be the large lecture theatre (SB1). The market of opportunities and the poster session will take place in the cafeteria in the anteroom of the lecture theatre (SB1). The dinner will take place opposite the lecture theatre in the large dinner hall (BK1).

There will be guided tours of the campus on the second day.

How to get to the Event

Transfers to and from the GSI will be organised by the organiser. The times and meeting points for the organised transfer can be found in the registration tool. Please note that the transfer within the framework of the scientific exchange on the first day is defined by the respective working groups. Here you will be directed to various sites where the exchange will take place. If you are interested in participating in the exchange, please contact the respective Scientific Advisors and refer to the respective agendas of the working groups.

How to get to FAIR / GSI on your own


Staff of the Scientific Managing Director

GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH
Email: wtz50@gsi.de
Planckstraße 1
D-64291 Darmstadt, Germany

International Bureau of the BMBF
at DLR Projektträger

German Aerospace Center (DLR)
European and International Cooperation
Email: doerte.merk@dlr.de
Heinrich-Konen-Str. 1
D-53227 Bonn, Germany

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