News and Announcements

2022
13.05.2022
New at PRISMA+: Stefan Schoppmann

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Dr. Stefan Schoppmann has a particular interest in a new class of liquid detectors. As a postdoc and holder of a Detection Innovation Fellowship, he has been undertaking the corresponding research at the PRISMA+ Cluster of Excellence since April 2022 ...

15.03.2022
Scholarships for refugees

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The Cluster of Excellence PRISMA+ announces scholarships for Students at Ukrainian institutes who have already started a PhD in the field of nuclear, hadron or particle physics and had to leave their country. Prerequisite is a master's degree in physics. The fellowship is initially limited to a maximum of twelve months but can be extended. For an application or further information, please contact prisma@uni-mainz.de.

25.01.2022
aMUSE is launched

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Transatlantic collaboration on precision experiments with muons to be strengthened / Kick-off meeting on January 25, 2002 ...

21.01.2022
Join the Excellence Track

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Students interested in research may apply by February 25. ...

18.01.2022
NEW AT PRISMA+: Prof. Dr. Hans Jockers

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String theory is an important cornerstone of the theoretical research program at the PRISMA+ Cluster of Excellence - and is represented by Professor Hans Jockers, a proven expert in the field....

2021

08.12.2021
Two Contributions from Mainz Nominated for Breakthrough of the Year

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Two contributions with participation from Mainz based physicists have made it to the ten finalists of the "Physics World Breakthrough of the Year" this year: The most precise measurement of the anomalous magnetic moment of the muon so far in the muon g-2 experiment (participation Prof. Dr. Martin Fertl) and a new method for laser cooling of antiprotons (participation Dr. Christian Smorra). The winner of the Physics World award will be announced on December 14. So now it's time to keep your fingers firmly crossed.....

20.10.2021
ATLAS Collaboration: Searching for new physics using asymmetric top-quark events

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The ATLAS Collaboration is studying the subtle differences in the energies and directions of top and antitop quarks produced in the LHC. A new analysis, led by MPA Fellow Alexander Basan shows agreement with the Standard Model, allowing to set limits on the influence of potential new particles and interactions. The ATLAS collaboration has published the new results and explained them for laymen in a "Physics Briefing"....

31.08.2021
Detector Lab announces new fellowship

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In order to be able to carry out an innovative research project in the field of detector development and construction, the Detector lab is once again inviting applications for an attractive fellowship. ...

23.07.2021
Join the Excellence Track

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Students interested in research may apply by August 31. ...

20.07.2021
Leading Xenon Researchers unite to build next-generation Dark Matter Detector

PRISMA+ scientists Prof. Dr Uwe Oberlack and Prof. Dr Michael Wurm are involved ...

09.07.2021
Highlights 2020 have been published

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Our latest annual report (in German) is ready. Enjoy browsing and reading. ...

28.05.2021
New at PRISMA+: Prof. Dr. Jens Erler

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Jens Erler was appointed to a professorship in “Precision Calculations for Low-Energy Experiments” in January, but he has been collaborating with colleagues on-site for many years....

05.05.2021
New offerings of the Irène Joliot-Curie Program

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In the summer semester, the IJCP offers online presentation training and launches a new round of the Career Support for Postdocs program. Register now until May 28!...

09.03.2021
Excellence Track: New study program in physics

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Students interested in research may apply by March 31. ...

19.02.2021
Congratulations!

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PRISMA+ postdoc René Reimann receives prize for his doctoral thesis ...

2020
30.12.2021
DFG Magazine research reports about PRISMA+

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Article highlights MESA and new insights into dark matter. ...

27.11.2020
Today in Science: The next phase of the proton radius puzzle

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In a new measurement, the proton once again shows its small side. This is the first time that a new technique has been used. At the same time it is an important test for the theory of QED. Randolf Pohl, Professor of Experimental Atomic Physics at PRISMA+, is involved in this project. ...

13.11.2020
New at PRISMA+: Javier Fuentes Martin

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Dr. Javier Fuentes Martin focuses on searching for New Physics that extends the Standard Model of particle physics. He holds a three-year "Senior Postdoctoral Fellowship" at Mainz Institute for Theoretical Physics (MITP) ...

10.11.2020
New 3D-printer at Detector Lab

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The first 3D-printer of the 3D-printing workshop of the PRISMA Detector Lab is in operation. Fiber-reinforced plastics, which are very light and yet very stable, can be printed. The photograph is showing the printing of a carbon-fiber reinforced frame for stretched foils, which are used in tracking detectors. ...

06.10.2020
New at PRISMA+: Hans Steiger

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Dr. Hans Steiger began conducting research in the detector laboratory at the PRISMA+ Cluster of Excellence in July. He was awarded the 'Detector Innovation Fellowship'....

18.07.2020
What is your current research topic? Christine Claessens

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In the section 'What is your current research topic?', we introduce young scientists and their research projects. The series is to begin with Christine Claessens, PhD student at the Project 8 experiment....

17.07.2020
DAAD-Göbel Foundation Funds Scholarships

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Starting 2020 the Faculty of Physics, Mathematics and Computer Sciences offers two scholarships (830 € per month each) for the Master of Science in Physics Program. The scholarship is granted for one year (12 months). Apply now until August 15!...

28.05.2020
Actual Seminar: Body Language and Value Communication

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Two-day seminar shows the importance of body language and non-verbal communication. Register now!...

17.03.2020
Ready for the start of construction

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The construction site has been set up. Now the office and laboratory building of the Center for Fundamental Physics (CFP II) can really take off. ...

22.04.2020
New at PRISMA+: Timo Weigand

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Timo Weigand was appointed to JGU and moved to Mainz at the beginning of 2020. His research focuses mainly on string theory - an important cornerstone of theoretical research at PRISMA+. ...

17.0342020
Ready for the start of construction

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The construction site has been set up. Now the office and laboratory building of the Center for Fundamental Physics (CFP II) can really take off. ...

31.03.2020
Highlights 2019 have been published

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This year, our annual report (in German) is being published in an extended form for the first time. Enjoy browsing and reading. ...

06.03.2020
Career Support for Postdocs

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The Career Support programme is designed for young researchers in Physics, Computer Science and Mathematics to help navigate a successful scientific career without losing sight of a work life balance. Apply now by April 15 ...

06.03.2020
Individual coaching for PhD and post-doctoral female physicists

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IJCP offers individual coaching for PhD and post-doctoral female physicists. Apply now by April 15 ...

28.02.2020
PhD Fellowships in Physics

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The Mainz Physics Academy (MPA) within the Cluster of Excellence PRISMA+ offers several PhD Fellowships for outstanding graduates in an attractive and international research environment. ...

31.01.2020
Detector Lab announces new fellowship

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In order to be able to carry out an innovative research project in the field of detector development and construction, the Detector lab has launched an attractive offer....

2019

28.10.2019
Dark Matter search enters new chapter

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The international ALPS II (“Any light particle search”) collaboration installed the first of 24 superconducting magnets today, marking the start of the installation of a unique particle physics experiment to look for dark matter. Mainz University is one of the institutional partners. ...

18.10.2019
New Video on the "7th Annual Workshop on Optically-Pumped Magnetometers (WOPM)"

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On August 14-16th, over 200 scientists from more than 80 institutions worldwide met in Mainz for the 7th Annual Workshop on Optically-Pumped Magnetometers (WOPM). Watch the video for a look into the exciting and collaborative atmosphere at this international event! ...

2018

25.09.2018
Attractive Internship Program for Young Talent

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A special internship program regularly succeeds in getting talented young people to come to the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz’s PRISMA+ Cluster of Excellence. ...

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 ...

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. ...

26.02.2018
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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