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GAUSTEQ is a Germany-U.S. exchange program in nuclear theory whose purpose is to focus research efforts on QCD studies of hadrons and nuclei, centered around the current and future research programs of the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab) in Newport News, Virginia, and the Gesellschaft für Schwerionenforschung (GSI) in Darmstadt, Germany.

With the commissioning of the 12 GeV Upgrade of the Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility at Jefferson Lab, and the new Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research (FAIR) currently under construction near GSI, GAUSTEQ serves to co-ordinate theoretical studies related to the experimental programs at the two facilities in a wide range of common areas, such as meson and baryon spectroscopy, the quark and gluon structure of hadrons and nuclei, and the properties of hadrons in the nuclear medium.

GAUSTEQ is intended to provide travel support for theoretical physicists at U.S. institutions conducting collaborative research with physicists in Germany. Researchers interested in participating in this program should submit an application through this website, following the Guidelines given. Applications will be reviewed by a Coordinating Committee, and awards will be made competitively, subject to the availability of funds.

GSI (with its Darmstadt and Mainz braches) will serve as the German "hub" for visits of U.S. physicists, while Jefferson Lab will serve as the corresponding "hub" for visits of German physicists visiting US institutions through the reciprocal GUSTEHP (German-US Theory Exchange in Hadron Physics) program. GAUSTEQ, based on the original proposal in 2010, is funded by the Office of Nuclear Physics of the U.S. Department of Energy, under Contract No.DE-SC0006758. The program is officially managed through Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.

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