Press Releases

More press releases on the German PRISMA website

An exclusive glance at the new cryo modules for MESA
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The first of two cryo modules for the new MESA accelerator will be delivered at the beginning of March. Kurt Aulenbacher and his team had the chance to visit the factory hall to take a first look at the centerpieces of MESA .



Festliche Unterzeichnung des Partnerschaftsabkommens mit dem Tata Institute for Fundamental Research in Mumbai
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Am 12. Dezember 2017 unterzeichnete Matthias Neubert, Sprecher des PRISMA Exzellenzclusters und Direktor des Mainz Institute of Theoretical Physics (MITP), das neue Partnerschaftsabkommen mit dem Tata Institute for Fundamental Research (TIFR) in Mumbai, Indien.  ... 

Rekordverdächtige Wissenschaftskommunikation zur Physik live im Radio
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Christian Schneider, Projektleiter für die Bereiche Schülerprogramme und Wissenschaftskommunikation im Exzellenzcluster PRISMA der JGU, berichtete im SWR 2 live und ausführlich über den gelungenen Guinness Weltrekord, seine Faszination, Schülern Physik nahe zu bringen, und die Fähigkeit, zu Hause auch mal nicht über Physik zu reden.

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  ... 

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  ... 

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

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  ... 

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 --  ... 

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)  ... 

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.  ... 

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  ... 

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  ... 

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  ... 

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.  ... 

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   ... 

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.  ... 

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   ... 

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

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   ...