Press Releases 2012 - 2013
Christof Wetterich holds the Johannes Gutenberg Endowed Professorship in 2014
He is regarded as one of the most creative thinkers in astrophysics: Professor Christof Wetterich investigates the origin of the universe and searches for explanations for the existence and effects of dark energy. The understanding of dark energy will help us to learn more about the origin and future of the universe....
IceCube provides proof of neutrinos from the cosmos
The IceCube Neutrino Observatory at the South Pole was the first to discover ultrahigh-energy neutrinos which most likely were the result of cosmic acceleration in outer space. "After more than a decade of intense searching, we can now announce that we have found neutrinos that were very probably generated in the vast expanses of outer space", reported Professor Lutz Köpke of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) and PRISMA Cluster of Excellence....
Research Training Group 1581 "Symmetry Breaking in Fundamental Interactions" continues with second phase
The German Research Foundation (DFG) has extended the Research Training Group on "Symmetry Breaking in Fundamental Interactions" (RTG 1581), established in 2009, to be funded until fall 2018. This secures continued structured training for doctoral students in six research groups in elementary particle and hadron physics at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) for another 4.5 years. Following the approval of the Cluster of Excellence "Precision Physics, Fundamental Interactions and Structure of Matter" (PRISMA) and the repeated success of the Graduate School of Excellence "Materials Science in Mainz" in the 2012 Excellence Initiative by the German federal and state governments, now the particle and hadron physicists of Mainz University receive great recognition for their interdisciplinary approach to and future-oriented concept for the training of young researchers....
Nobel Prize in Physics: Recognition for the prediction of the Higgs boson
Physicists at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) have received the announcement of the winners of the 2013 Nobel Prize for Physics with considerable delight. The awarding of the prize to François Englert and Peter Higgs pays tribute to their theoretical prediction of the Higgs boson, the existence of which was actually confirmed in 2012 at CERN in Geneva. ...
New superheavy elements can be uniquely identified
International research collaboration at GSI including researchers of Mainz University uses element 115 to highlight a way for taking new superheavy elements' fingerprints ...
500 physicists to attend Lattice Symposium in Mainz
Mainz Institute of Nuclear Physics will show scientists from throughout the world the research potential of HIM and PRISMA.
More than 500 participants are expected at the 31st International Symposium on Lattice Field Theory to be held in Mainz from July 29 to August 3, 2013. The Lattice 2013 symposium will provide physicists from around the world with the opportunity to obtain information and conduct discussions on the latest developments in lattice field theory.
Marc Vanderhaeghen appointed Fellow of the American Physical Society
Theoretical nuclear and hadron physicist of Mainz University receives renowned specialist distinction for his contributions to two-photon physics and the structure of baryons...
Gutenberg Research College welcomes new fellows and bestows the 2013 Gutenberg Research Award
In an evening ceremony held on the campus of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU), the Gutenberg Research College (GRC) presented the Gutenberg Research Award 2013 to the internationally acclaimed quantum physicist Maciej Lewenstein and welcomed its new fellows. One of the new fellows is PRISMA member Junior Professor Dr. Matthias Schott....
International research team discovers new exotic particle in the BESIII Experiment at the Beijing Electron Positron Collider
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) is participating in the BESIII Experiment through Collaborative Research Center 1044 – "The Low-Energy Frontier of the Standard Model: From Quarks and Gluons to Hadrons and Nuclei" funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). This contribution is also part of the university’s Cluster of Excellence "Precision Physics, Fundamental Interactions and Structure of Matter" (PRISMA)....
Mainz Institute for Theoretical Physics founded as part of PRISMA Cluster of Excellence
Opening conference with international top-ranking scientists to discuss results collected by the Large Hadron Collider at CERN...
PRISMA PI Gabriele Honecker is German representative of European String Theory network
Jun.-Prof. Dr. Gabriele Honecker takes an active role in the newly established European COST Action "The String Theory Universe" which fosters networking and cooperation among its member countries and involves the large majority of European world experts in String Theory....
New MRI technology to provide even better images of the inside of the human body
German Federal Ministry of Education and Research earmarks EUR 1.3 million to develop magnetic resonance imaging using polarized substances
Over the past 30 years, magnetic resonance imaging has evolved into one of the most important imaging procedures in medical diagnostics. With a new approach based on the use of polarized gases and dissolved substances, it will in future be possible to produce even better quality images of the inside of the human body.
Top-level research in particle and hadron physics at Mainz University is funded with EUR 35 million
Ceremonial dedication of the PRISMA Cluster of Excellence / EUR 35 million to promote top-level research in particle and hadron physics
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) inaugurated its "Precision Physics, Fundamental Interactions and Structure of Matter" (PRISMA) Cluster of Excellence. About 250 scientists have now officially begun their work in the new research association, which was approved in the most recent phase of the German Excellence Initiative by the German federal and state governments.
New DFG-funded Emmy Noether Junior Research Group examines the role played by W bosons in the structure of matter
Matthias Schott is to form an independent work group to precisely measure the mass of the W boson...
Physics in Mainz maintains leading position in global comparison
Academic Ranking of World Universities places Mainz University’s Physics institutes among the top 75 in the world and among the six best in Germany...
XENON100 sets record limits for dark matter
Physicists in Mainz and all around the world cheer the discovery of the Higgs particle
Mainz physics professor volunteers at Japanese schools in tsunami region
William Marciano supports physics research in Mainz
Two new high-performance computers make the German federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate a leader in scientific computing
End of the magic: Shell model for beryllium isotopes invalidated
From dark matter to school experiments: Physicists meet in Mainz
Ernst Otten appointed senior fellow at the Helmholtz Alliance for Astroparticle Physics
New Collaborative Research Center 1044: The low-energy frontier of the standard model – from quarks and gluons to hadrons and nuclei
First hint of the Higgs boson particle