24 August 2022
To perform research at the frontier of knowledge, it is necessary to have excellent scientists and an extensive technical infrastructure with well-trained specialists. For this reason, the Institute for Nuclear Physics has, for many years, provided training for young people in technical and mechanical professions, such as IT specialists.
This year, Jonas Bissantz and Jonas Steiner successfully completed their training as IT specialists, focusing on system integration at the Institute for Nuclear Physics. Mr. Bissantz’s project topic concerned the "Integration of an IP-KVM Solution for Remote Maintenance of Servers and Workstation Computers", an inexpensive "Keyboard-Video-Mouse" hardware based on RaspberryPis. In his project, Mr. Steiner dealt with the "Re-implementation of a Self-Hosted Warehouse Management System (WMS) on Existing Hardware".
We congratulate them both on the successful completion of their training and wish them all the best for their future careers!
17 August 2022
From July 25th to August 12th, 2022, the TALENT School on “Effective Field Theories in Light Nuclei: From Structure to Reactions” took place in Mainz. Sponsored by MITP, this event was organized by Prof. Pierre Capel and Prof. Sonia Bacca from the Institute of Nuclear Physics. Lectures were held in the conference room at the Helmholtz Institute Mainz.
32 students from 10 different countries (Belgium, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Iran, Israel, Italy, Spain, and USA) came together to learn the most modern techniques for tackling few-body sys-tems in nuclear physics. Students also had the opportunity to visit the MAMI facility and see the MESA construction site. After being galvanized by this experience, they are going back to their home institutions with more knowledge, more professional connections and new friends.
We wish them all the best and hope to see them again in Mainz in the near future!
A pure quantum effect as the key to a better understanding of the subatomic world / New research program in Mainz bundles a wide range of expertise
In classical physics, the superposition of light waves resulting in interference is a well-known phenomenon. An interaction of light rays in the sense of a scattering is, however, classically impossible. Conversely, in the subatomic world, which is described by quantum effects, the quantum particles of light – known as photons – do indeed interact with each other. Moreover, photon-photon interactions play a crucial role in the Standard Model of particle physics. A better understanding of this pure quantum effect is the key to gaining important new insights both within the Standard Model as well as beyond it. ..