Press Releases 2014 - 2015

German Research Foundation extends its funding for the Collaborative Research Center 1044 "The Low-Energy Frontier of the Standard Model" by fours years
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Physicists at Mainz University conduct research on fundamental aspects of the subatomic world   ... 

New electron accelerator at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz reaches first milestone
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Official project start for the production of superconducting accelerator modules  ... 

Mainz physicists provide important component for the Large Hadron Collider at CERN
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Super-fast circuit board to be used for the identification of important particle collisions comes from Mainz University   ... 

German Council of Science and Humanities endorses construction of Center of Fundamental Physics research building at Mainz University
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Investment volume of about EUR 61 million / Renewed recognition of the quality of research into particle and hadron physics being undertaken at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz   ... 

German and Israeli scientists initiate research program at the interface of solid state physics and quantum physics
Ion trap chip, constructed by Professor Ron Folman and loaded with ions by Professor Ferdinand Schmidt-Kaler

Ferdinand Schmidt-Kaler and Ron Folman receive EUR 1.6 million in research funding as part of the German-Israeli Project Cooperation   ... 

American Physical Society places three Mainz-related research projects among "Top Ten Physics News Stories in 2014"
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Rosetta mission, discovery of cosmic neutrinos, and detection of element 117 listed among the ten most exciting research achievements in 2014   ... 

Particle physicists from Mainz University participate in JUNO neutrino experiment
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Project designed to undertake precise measurement of neutrino oscillation should provide insight into neutrino mass hierarchy   ... 

Mainz scientists participating in both the Rosetta mission and the Borexino experiment nominated as top-10 breakthroughs of the year
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Listed among its ten most important 2014 breakthroughs of the year were the recent discoveries of the Borexino experiment, in which a team of physicists from Mainz University led by Professor Michael Wurm are participating.   ... 

Joachim Kopp receives ERC Starting Grant for research in particle and astroparticle physics
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Award worth EUR 800,000 designed to promote research into new approaches in theoretical neutrino physics   ... 

Carl Zeiss Foundation provides EUR 750,000 in funding to Competence Center for HPC in the Natural Sciences at Mainz University
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Planned center for High Performance Computing (HPC) at the Institute of Computer Science will bring together various research projects and will provide an improved level of HPC services   ... 

Detection of pp-neutrinos provides first direct measurement of solar power at its production
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Researchers from Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz contribute to this experimental effort / Publication in Nature   ... 

On the search for 'New Physics'
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Young particle and hadron physicists from Germany and Europe will be meeting at the Frauenwörth Benedictine Abbey on Lake Chiemsee in Germany  ... 

Neuer Meilenstein bei Zwei-Schleifen-Rechnungen
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Vorhersage für Paarproduktion von Z-Bosonen am LHC mit zuvor unerreichter Präzision berechnet
Wissenschaftlern an den Instituten für Physik der Universität Zürich und der Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz (JGU) ist die Berechnung einer besonders genauen Modellvorhersage für einen wichtigen Streuprozess am Large Hadron Collider (LHC) gelungen: der Paarproduktion von Z-Bosonen.   ... 

PRISMA partner Helmholtz Institute Mainz celebrates its topping out ceremony
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(press release in German)
Nachhaltige Stärkung der Mainzer Spitzenforschung in Kernphysik und Kernchemie

Magnetic moment of the proton measured with unprecedented precision
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Physicists succeeded in the first direct high-precision measurement of a fundamental property of the proton / Results will contribute to a better understanding of the matter/antimatter asymmetry   ... 

The Irène Joliot Curie Program of the PRISMA Cluster of Excellence promotes female physicists at all stages of their careers
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Support for woman in all phases of their academic careers at the cluster and in its general research environment 

International team of researchers observes new superheavy element 117
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New findings mark important step towards the capability to observe long-lived superheavy nuclei   ... 

EUR 8.7 million for new MOGON II high-performance computer at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
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Mainz University is a world leader in the field of simulation-driven sciences. A new high-performance mainframe computer at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz will promote the nationwide profile of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate in the field of supercomputing.

Mainz University pinpoints its top-level research areas
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Core research areas will receive a total of EUR 8.5 million annually through the Rhineland-Palatinate Research Initiative
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) will further consolidate its position as one of Germany's leading research universities and increase its international competitiveness over the coming decade. "With regard to the Rhineland-Palatinate Research Initiative, we plan to stick to our strategy of focusing our resources on selected research-dominated areas," explained Professor Georg Krausch, President of Mainz University. "Our profile-building strategy is rooted in the conviction that research on an internationally competitive level can be promoted through the targeted support of individual excellence and the systematic formation of academic networks in promising interdisciplinary research areas."