Press Releases

2019

17.07.2019
Upgrade of the IceCube neutrino telescope

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First enhancement of the particle detector at the South Pole is primarily aimed at investigating neutrino oscillation ...

10.07.2019
Ammonia emissions from agriculture can affect cloud formation over Asia

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Climate researchers solve mystery of extended aerosol layer in the atmosphere ...

02.07.2019
Tracking down dark matter

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Physicists at Mainz University intend to detect axions using a new comagnetometer configuration ...

01.07.2019
MiLiQuant: Putting quantum technology into practice

Collaboration of businesses and universities aims to transfer technology from the lab scale to practical industrial applications ...

06.06.2019
Mainz University achieves excellent positions in the U-Multirank university ranking

JGU is represented in the international top group in terms of the number of research publications and patents ...

03.06.2019
New interaction between thin film magnets discovered

Physicists of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz lay the foundations for new three-dimensional spin structures ...

28.05.2019
German Research Foundation continues funding for research into the limits of weather forecast

DFG approves second funding period for Transregional Collaborative Research Center "Waves to Weather" (CRC/TRR 165)" ...

07.05.2019
The power of randomization: Magnetic skyrmions for novel computer technology

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First steps towards a practical application for magnetic skyrmions ...

03.05.2019
Astroparticle physicists observe longest half-life ever directly measured

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Detector for dark matter search provides impressive measurement results / Publication in Nature ...

28.03.2019
Rhine-Main Universities undertake research into transport processes in the tropopause

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RMU Initiative Funding for Research to finance joint meteorology and climate science project of the Rhine-Main Universities ...

06.03.2019
Physicists analyze the rotational dynamics of galaxies and the influence of the mass of the photon

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Could the effect of photon mass on the gaseous components in galaxies be as strong as that of dark matter? ...

12.02.2019
New RMU project in the field of artificial intelligence and deep learning

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Rhine-Main Universities Initiative Funding for Research supports the innovative DeCoDeML network of the universities of Mainz, Darmstadt, and Frankfurt ...

2018

13.11.2018
Atomic parity violation research reaches new milestone

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Measurement of parity violation for different isotopes of atomic ytterbium agrees with predictions of the Standard Model of particle physics ...

30.10.2018
Full steam ahead to the quantum web: Mainz University is involved in European Flagship on Quantum Technologies program

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EU announces first funding for Quantum Flagship program to develop quantum technology / Researchers at Mainz are partners in two projects on quantum computers and quantum metrology ...

05.11.2018
Peering into the Sun from the depths of the Gran Sasso massif: Borexino sheds light on solar neutrinos

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Borexino Collaboration publishes results of research into the Sun's 'ghost particles' in Nature ...

14.11.2018
Earth's magnetic field measured using artificial stars at 90 kilometers altitude

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An international collaboration uses laser-generated stars to determine the Earth's magnetic field in the sodium layer of the atmosphere ...

31.10.2018
Bose-Einstein condensate generated in space for the first time

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Physicists put in place groundwork for accurately testing Einstein's equivalence principle/ Recent publication in Nature ...

27.09.2018
Mainz University successful in Germany's Excellence Strategy program: PRISMA+ Cluster of Excellence approved

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International Committee of Experts vote to award PRISMA+ EUR 64 million of funding for cutting-edge research in Mainz ...

17.08.2018
Magnetic antiparticles offer new horizons for information technologies

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Computer simulations reveal new behavior of antiskyrmions in gradually increased electric currents ...

24.07.2018
Detecting damage in non-magnetic steel with the help of magnetism

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Researchers at JGU and the University of Kaiserslautern publish results of study of materials testing ...

19.07.2018
IceCube researchers manage for the first time to identify the source of a neutrino from the depths of the cosmos

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Elementary particle originated from a galaxy three billion light years from Earth / Black hole acts as particle accelerator ...

05.07.2018
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz ranked number 1 in the natural sciences in Germany in the 2018 DFG Funding Atlas

19.06.2018
Mysterious IceCube event may be caused by a tau neutrino

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Theoretical physicists calculate the origin of a high-energy particle track captured by the IceCube Neutrino Observatory ...

04.06.2018
Photoexcited graphene puzzle solved

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A boost for graphene-based light detectors ...

17.05.2018
EU funding for four outstanding early-career researchers in Physics and Palaeogenomics at Mainz University

Individual Fellowships provided through the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions program support new research projects ...

24.05.2018
Antiferromagnetic materials allow for processing at terahertz speeds

Increased data volume and writing speed in a new antiferromagnetic-based memory ...

17.04.2018
HALO research aircraft measures emissions from major cities

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Researchers from Mainz analyze emissions from major Asian cities to better understand and predict the extent and impact of urban air pollution on the Earth's atmosphere ...

14.03.2018
Construction set of magnon logic extended: Magnon spin currents can be controlled via spin valve structure

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Magnon spintronics employs magnons instead of electrical charges for information processing

28.02.2018
Harvey Meyer is awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant for fundamental calculations on strong interaction effects

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Particle physicist Harvey Meyer of Mainz University investigates the matter that emerged after the Big Bang as a result of the strong interaction of quarks and gluons

09.02.2018
Cosmic x-rays may provide clues to the nature of dark matter

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Physicists propose a new theory of dark matter based on the detection of unusual x-ray radiation from galaxies ...

29.01.2018
Antiferromagnets prove their potential for spin-based information technology

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Physicists at Mainz University demonstrate technologically feasible read-out and writing of digital information in antiferromagnets / Basic principle for ultrafast and stable magnetic memory ...

2017

06.12.2017
Mainz physicists propose a new method for monitoring nuclear waste

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Scientists demonstrate scenarios for using neutrino detectors in nuclear interim storage facilities ...

27.11.2017
New proton record: Researchers measure magnetic moment with greatest possible precision

High-precision measurement of the g-factor eleven times more precise than before / Results indicate a strong similarity between protons and antiprotons ...

26.10.2017
Quantum computing on the move

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Researchers from the University of Mainz have demonstrated the operation of a four-qubit register comprised of atomic ions trapped in microchip trap ...

20.10.2017
Chromosomes may be knotted

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Mainz-based physicists use mathematical algorithms to examine experimental 3D structures of chromosomes ...

19.10.2017
Riddle of matter remains unsolved: Proton and antiproton share fundamental properties

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Magnetic forces in antiprotons now measured to nine significant digits / 350 times more precise than before ...

29.09.2017
Good start into the German Excellence Strategy competition: JGU to submit full proposal for its PRISMA+ Cluster of Excellence

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International expert committee approves the PRISMA+ proposal for the final round of the nationwide competition ...

05.09.2017
Imaging how magnetism goes surfing

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Researchers use advanced dynamic imaging to visualise deformation (sound) waves in crystals ...

28.06.2017
Physicists of Mainz University have used computer simulations to study the arrangement of stiff polymers in spherical cavities

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Confined systems play an important role for a wide range of applications

11.06.2017
Physicists of Mainz University win world record

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Guinness World Records™ confirms Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz as holder of the world record for the largest magnetic ball accelerator / Hundreds of visitors fascinated by insights into the world of physics ...

30.05.2017
XENON1T proves to be the most sensitive detector on Earth searching for WIMP dark matter

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Now the most sensitive dark matter experiment world-wide can much better listen for the very weak voice of dark matter ...

15.05.2017
Physicist Johannes Henn receives ERC Consolidator Grant

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Funding to the amount of approximately EUR 2 million for the development of new calculation methods for theoretical physics ...

02.02.2017
Experiment involving ultracold rubidium lifts off with research rocket

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Physicists create basis for accurately testing Einstein's equivalence principle / Bose-Einstein condensate generated in space for the first time ...

19.01.2017
Magnetic moment of a single antiproton determined with greatest precision ever

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Physicists publish most accurate measurement of a fundamental property of the antiproton to date / Contribution to the matter-antimatter debate ...

23.01.2017
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz to collaborate with US research center Fermilab near Chicago

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Collaboration agreement signed / Expansion of the university's international research network ...