Research funding

The Cluster of Excellence PRISMA+ addresses the basic questions about the nature of the fundamental building blocks of matter and their importance for the physics of the universe. PRISMA+ consists of renowned research groups that work primarily in the areas of astroparticle, high energy and hadron physics, nuclear chemistry as well as precision physics with ultra-cold neutrons and ion traps.
Within the framework of the HORIZON-2020 research and innovation programme, the European Union supports the investigation of strongly interacting matter via the STRONG-2020 project, in which scientists from 36 coutries are participating.
Important sub-projects lead by scientists from Mainz are the Transnational Access to MAMI and the THEIA network.

The AccelencE Graduate School aims to train young scientists in the interdisciplinary field of accelerator physics within the framework of a structured PhD program, with a special focus on so-called energy recovery LINACs (ERLs).

The research group 5327 at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) focuses on photon-photon interactions. While light-light scattering is not possible in classical physics, it plays a central role in the Standard Model of particle physics. The fundamental investigation of the photon-photon interaction therefore promises far-reaching insights both within the Standard Model and beyond it.

The scientists of the Institute of Nuclear Physics continuously participate in BMBF collaborative projects, both as coordinators and as project partners. Through this, the activities of the Institute of Nuclear Physics are integrated into an extensive research network with a large number of partner institutions. Here you find an overview of our BMBF collaborative projects.