The synthesis of element 117 at GSI belongs to the Top Ten Physics News Stories in 2014 published by American Physical Society (APS)
Every year, APS News identifies the top ten physics news stories that were most widely recognized by the public. The 2014 list features highlights like indications for gravitational waves from the BICEP2 telescope, intergalactic neutrinos from IceCube, the Rosetta/Philae mission to the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, or the blue LEDs that won their developers the physics nobel prize. We are most delighted to find our element 117 experiment at TASCA published by J. Khuyagbaatar et al. in Phys. Rev. Lett. 112 (2014) 172501 included in this venerable list.
A part of the TASCA collaboration presents data on element 117 at GSI Darmstadt
Photo: G. Otto / GSI (HighRes Photo)