Press Releases

More press releases on the German PRISMA website
11.06.2018
More role models in the natural sciences
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Faculty of Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science hosts the ‘Women of Mathematics and beyond’ exhibition  ... 

30.05.2018
Centerpiece for new accelerator delivered
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Specialist manufacturer supplies the two cryomodules for the new MESA accelerator at the PRISMA Cluster of Excellence  ... 

29.05.2018
New sensitivity record in the search of dark matter
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XENON1T sets new limits for WIMPs / Scientists from Mainz rank amongst the founding members of the XENON programme in the search of dark matter  ... 

02.05.2018
EU funding for four outstanding early-career researchers in Physics and Palaeogenomics at Mainz University

Individual Fellowships provided through the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions program support new research projects  ... 

19.04.2018
A step closer to the nuclear clock
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Oscillations in the atomic nucleus of thorium-229 to be used as pulse generator for future nuclear clocks  ... 

28.03.2018
Trying to solve the puzzle of Dark Matter - Joachim Kopp at the CERN Research Center
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Theoretical physicist Joachim Kopp spends research semester at the CERN in Geneva to conduct data analysis on Dark Matter.  ... 

15.03.2018
Extremely rare kaon decays give hope for a new insight into physics
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New experiment at CERN shows first results / Scientists hope for further data evaluations to help check the consistency of the Standard Model.  ... 

14.03.2018
Inspiring Students for a Study in Physics
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VIDEO - SWR Aktuell Rheinland-Pfalz

Greta Waltenberg (high school senior at Maria Ward Gymnasium Mainz) and Christian Schneider (supervisor of the school programmes in Physics at JGU) talk about Mainz Master Classes -  an insight for pupils into the world of academic physics for pupils.  ... 

05.03.2018
Physicists from Mainz University Become Quiz Heroes in the Southwest
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Dr. Christian Schneider and Karl Geib, both of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) won the SWR quiz show „Quiz Helden”. The episode was broadcast March 4th on SWR TV. In an exciting game of puzzling and trivia, the two physicists showed how their expertise can help them answer tricky questions about the region without the use of mathematical formulas.  ... 

28.02.2018
Harvey Meyer is awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant for fundamental calculations on strong interaction effects
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JGU-Teilchenphysiker Harvey Meyer forscht zu Materie, die aus der starken Wechselwirkung von Quarks und Gluonen nach dem Big Bang entstanden ist  ... 

20.02.2018
An exclusive glance at the new cryo modules for MESA
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The first cryomodule for the new MESA accelerator will be delivered in early March. Kurt Aulenbacher and his team were able to visit the manufacturing center and take their first look into the heart of the new MESA accelerator.

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18.12.2017
Celebratory Signing of a Partnership Agreement with the Tata Institute for Fundamental Research in Mumbai
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On December 12th, 2017, Matthias Neubert, Speaker for the PRISMA Cluster of Excellence and Director of the Mainz Institute of Theoretical Physics (MITP), signed a new partnership agreement with the Tata Institute for Fundamental Research (TIFR) in Mumbai, India.  ... 

14.12.2017
Record-Breaking Science Communication: Physics, Live on the Radio
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Christian Schneider, Project Leader for School Programs and Scientific Communication at JGU’s Cluster of Excellence PRISMA, discussed the Guinness World Record and how much he enjoys talking about physics with schoolchildren  ... 

06.12.2017
Mainz physicists propose a new method for monitoring nuclear waste
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Scientists demonstrate scenarios for using neutrino detectors in nuclear interim storage facilities  ... 

28.11.2017
New record at ultracold neutron source in Mainz
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TRIGA research reactor at Mainz University improved the yield of its ultracold neutron source by a factor of 3.5 to 8.5 ultracold neutrons per cubic centimeter  ... 

29.09.2017
Good start into the German Excellence Strategy competition: JGU to submit full proposal for its PRISMA+ Cluster of Excellence
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International expert committee approves the PRISMA+ proposal for the final round of the nationwide competition  ... 

08.08.2017
New theory on the origin of dark matter
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Theoretical physicists at Mainz University present an alternative to the WIMP paradigm  ... 

11.06.2017
Physicists of Mainz University win world record
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Guinness World Records™ confirms Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz as holder of the world record for the largest magnetic ball accelerator / Hundreds of visitors fascinated by insights into the world of physics  ... 

18.05.2017
XENON1T proves to be the most sensitive detector on Earth searching for WIMP dark matter
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Now the most sensitive dark matter experiment world-wide can much better listen for the very weak voice of dark matter

-- Joint press release of the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics in Heidelberg and the universities of Freiburg, Mainz, and Münster --  ... 

31.01.2017
ERC Consolidator Grant for physicist Johannes Henn
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About 2 Million EURO for developping novel calculation methods in theoretical physics (press release in German)  ... 

23.01.2017
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz to collaborate with US research center Fermilab near Chicago
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Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) is expanding the range of its international research collaboration projects. During a visit to the world-famous Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab), the USA's national research laboratory for particle and high-energy physics, JGU President Professor Georg Krausch and the Director of Fermilab, Professor Nigel Lockyer, signed an agreement on closer collaboration.  ... 

16.11.2016
Particle physicist William Shepherd receives prestigious Sofja Kovalevskaja Award in Berlin
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One of the most highly endowed German research awards funded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation will be used to establish a junior research group to study dark matter at Mainz University  ... 

08.11.2016
TUM and Mainz University activate new source of ultra-cold neutrons
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Collaborative project results in the construction of a second UCN source at the TRIGA research reactor in Mainz / Blueprint for Munich-based high-efficiency source  ... 

19.09.2016
Nature Index Ranking confirms cutting-edge research in Physics at Mainz University
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Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz is among Germany’s top five academic institutions in the field of Physics  ... 

12.08.2016
The deuteron is smaller than previously thought

Just like the proton, the deuteron poses a mystery
The deuteron — one of the simplest atomic nuclei, consisting of just one proton and one neutron — is considerably smaller than previously thought.  ... 

14.06.2016
Victor Flambaum becomes new fellow at the Gutenberg Research College at Mainz University
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Theoretical physicist from the University of New South Wales will strengthen the field of nuclear and particle physics in Mainz   ... 

12.05.2016
ERC Advanced Grant for experimental physicist Dmitry Budker
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Professor Dmitry Budker has been granted EUR 2.5 million in funding by the European Research Council (ERC) for his new project involving the hunt for dark matter and dark energy.  ... 

05.04.2016
The city of Mainz is to become an international center of UCN research for five days
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Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz expects physicists from Germany and abroad at its workshop on the current status of ultracold neutron physics at Waldthausen Castle   ... 

14.04.2016
First particles circulate in SuperKEKB accelerator
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Mainz-based physicists involved in detector construction and analysis of future experiments   ... 

07.12.2015
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   ...