Press Releases

More press releases on the German PRISMA website
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   ...