Archive – FB 08 – Kernphysik (eng)

20 July 2022

We congratulate Dr. Matthias Heller on completing his dissertation titled

"Radiative corrections to Compton processes on the proton and to the Drell-Yan process"

In this thesis, Matthias Heller calculated radiative corrections to two fundamental processes of the Standard Model: the Compton process on the proton and the Drell-Yan process. Experimentally, the Compton process is the most important tool to study structure functions and other intrinsic properties of the proton. The Drell-Yan process on the other hand, is one of the most basic processes measured at the LHC at CERN and has a long history for probing the theory of strong interactions.

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20 July 2022

We congratulate Dr. Daniel Alberto Stanischesk Molnar on completing his dissertation titled

"The Role of Exotic Mesons and Final State Interactions in e+e− Collisions"

In recent years, a plethora of new resonances has been discovered in the charmonium region, which cannot be interpreted in a simple quark model picture as states consisting of a charm quark and an anti-charm quark. A study of the reaction dynamics through which such states are produced is crucial to understanding the intrinsic properties of these exotic resonances and for shedding light on their nature. Daniel Molnar used a state-of-the-art approach to investigate three reactions in which charged exotic states were observed by the BESIII Collaboration in electron-positron collisions, achieved a physical description of the current experimental data, and furthermore made predictions to be tested in future experiments.

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18 September 2021

The concept of this school was to bring together young researchers involved in the global effort of investigating the large excess of the measured value of the muon anomalous magnetic moment over the Standard Model prediction. Earlier this year, the Muon g-2 experiment at Fermilab released their long-awaited result which, to everyone's excitement, showed a strengthening of the discrepancy with the Standard Model (in total 4.2 standard deviations). This result fortified both the possibility of New Physics and the strong interest in this school. ...

9 October 2019

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) becomes a hub within the framework of the initiative „Netzwerk Teilchenwelt“

„Netzwerk Teilchenwelt“ gets immediate support in terms of personnel and content: 30 research institutes, which reach out to schools throughout the nation on research into the physics of the smallest elements, can now rely on so-called hubs at the universities of Bonn, Mainz and Münster, which will develop new programmes and activities for youngsters from the area of hadron and nuclear physics as well as coordinate regional programmes.  More (in German) ...

9 May 2019 in der Teilchen- und Hadronenphysik / 52 Millionen Euro für Mainzer Physikerinnen und Physiker aus dem Exzellenzstrategie-Wettbewerb

An der Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz (JGU) ist am Donnerstag der Exzellenzcluster PRISMA+ feierlich eröffnet worden. ...


Johanna Felicitas Ehmer received the Outstanding Thesis Award of the Faculty 08 for her Bachelor of Education thesis Collision of Particles - Development of an Online Lecture Unit (Zusammenstoß von Teilchen - Entwicklung einer Online-Vorlesungseinheit). The thesis was supervised by Prof. Dr. Stefan Scherer.

5 July 2018
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JGU leads the list of higher education institutions with the highest DFG awards for 2014 to 2016 / Well ahead in funding per capita and in the discipline of physics

In the 2018 DFG Funding Atlas published today by the German Research Foundation (DFG), Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) tops the rankings in the natural sciences, ahead of the universities of Hamburg and Bonn. JGU received the highest volume of DFG funding in the natural sciences – some EUR 70 million in total – in the period 2014 to 2016, which is more than any other German university. ...