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Photon-photon interactions in the Standard Model and beyond: New research unit at JGU granted DFG funding

11 April 2022 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. ...

International Physics School on Muon Dipole Moments and Hadronic Effects — in Memoriam Simon Eidelman – with more than 70 participants organized by JGU Mainz

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. ...

Particle physics projects for teenagers

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) ...