Coordinated research projects

For many years, the JGU Institute of Physics has been successful in attracting major coordinated research projects. A Graduate School of Excellence has been funded through the Excellence Initiative by the German federal and state governments since 2007, while a Cluster of Excellence has also been receiving support through this source since 2012. In addition, research at the institute is financed through a series of coordinated programs of the German Research Foundation (DFG; currently five collaborative research centers and one research training group) and state research centers as well as within the collaborative research program of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

Cluster of Excellence
„Precision Physics, Fundamental Interactions and Structure of Matter” PRISMA+

Graduate School of ExcellenceMAterials science IN mainZ”  & Max Planck Graduate Centre MPGC

DFG Research Training Groups
RTG 2796
„Particle Detectors for future Experiments - from Concept to Operation"
RTG 2516 „Control of  structure formation in soft matter at and through interfaces"

Collaborative Research Centers
SFB/Transregio 146 „Multiscale Simulation Methods for Soft Matter Systems”, since 2014
SFB/Transregio 173 „Spin+X", since 2016
SFB/Transregio 288 „Elasto-Q-Mat", since 2020
SFB/Transregio 306 „QuCoLiMa", since 2021
SFB 1066 „Nanodimensional polymer therapeutics for tumor therapy”, since 2013 - 2025
SFB 1552 „Defects and Defect Engineering in Soft Matter", since 2023

BMBF Collaborative Research Projects
FSP103 ATLAS Research Unit
IQuAn Forschungsverbund

Research Centers funded by the state of Rhineland-Palatinate
TopDyn  Centre for Dynamics and Topology
M3odel Mainz Institute of Multiscale Modeling, since 2019 - 2023

Under the aegis of the Helmholtz Institute Mainz (HIM), scientists from the JGU Institute of Physics are participating in a further research unit focusing on „The structure, symmetry, and stability of matter and antimatter”. This project involves collaboration between the Helmholtz Society and Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and it is being funded by the German federal government and the state of Rhineland-Palatinate.

Scientists of the Institute of Physics are also involved in many other international collaborations that are being funded by third-party sponsors from other nations, such as the US-American NSF. Please follow the links on the websites of the respective working groups.