Press Releases

Danila Barskiy receives Sofja Kovalevskaja Award to develop low-cost portable spectroscopic devices

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New approaches to promote the use of nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy for analysis in chemistry, biology, and medicine ...
Magnetic whirls crystallize in two dimensions

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Cooperation within the TopDyn Top-level Research Area paves the way for the investigation of two-dimensional phases and phase transitions ...
Dionysis Antypas receives ERC Starting Grant for research on Atomic Parity Violation

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A novel platform aims to answer fundamental questions in nuclear and particle physics ...
Mass of the deuteron corrected

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Scientists from Heidelberg, Mainz and Darmstadt publish results in Nature...
Extremely rare decay process identified

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Results of the NA62 collaboration are a milestone in the search for new physics...
Storing information in antiferromagnetic materials

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Researchers at Mainz University were able to show that information can be stored in antiferromagnetic materials and to measure the efficiency of the writing operation...
Carl Zeiss Foundation supports interdisciplinary atmospheric physics and computer science project at Mainz University

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Researchers expect that machine learning and methods of statistical data analysis will enable the evaluation of immense quantities of atmospheric physics data...

New 'super light source' should allow fascinating insights into atoms

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International team of scientists with Mainz participation proposes plans for high-intensity gamma radiation source at CERN...

New NMR method enables monitoring of chemical reactions in metal containers

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Analysis of heterogeneous samples in metal containers using zero- to ultralow-field NMR spectroscopy...

Searching for clues beneath the Earth's surface

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Using a network of gravimeters, Mainz-based scientists are attempting to track down weakly interacting matter in the interior of the Earth...

Energy-saving servers: Data storage 2.0

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A research team of Mainz University has developed a technique that will potentially halve the energy required to write data to servers and make it easier to construct complex server architectures ...

German Federal Ministry of Education and Research is funding Sophie Burkhardt to establish a Computer Science junior research group

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Junior research group will be investigating how to independently control the content and style of texts generated using artificial intelligence / BMBF to provide EUR 2 million in funding...

Belle II: World record in the accelerator ring

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SuperKEKB accelerator ring achieved the highest luminosity ever measured...

Surprising signal in the XENON1T dark matter experiment

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Scientists of the PRISMA+ Cluster of Excellence of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz significantly involved...

German Research Foundation promotes outstanding research at Mainz University by approving a new collaborative research center in materials sciences
DFG sponsors CRC/Transregio 288 on Elastic Tuning and Response of Electronic Quantum Phases of Matter...

The broken mirror: Can parity violation in molecules finally be measured?

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Scientists from the PRISMA+ Cluster of Excellence and the Helmholtz Institute Mainz propose a promising way to detect parity violation in molecules for the first time ...

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz to welcome Gilad Perez, winner of a Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award

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Eminent scientist from the Weizmann Institute to conduct research into dark matter and fundamental new physics as a guest member of Dmitry Budker's group ...

New simple method for measuring the state of lithium-ion batteries

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Mainz-based researchers present new technique for measuring the charge state, defects, and capacity losses of rechargeable batteries using atomic magnetometry ...

Nature Index ranking confirms Mainz University being a top physics research institution
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz is one of the ten most research-intensive German universities in physics ...

Belle II yields first results in search of the Z' boson

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Researchers present initial results of the Belle II experiment and their work dealing with a new particle in the context of Dark Matter ...

International research collaboration including scientists from Mainz University measures the electric dipole moment of the neutron with unprecedented accuracy

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Researchers track down the mystery of the surplus of matter ...

From China to the South Pole: Joining forces to solve the neutrino mass puzzle

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Study by Mainz physicists indicates that the next generation of neutrino experiments may well find the answer to one of the most pressing issues in neutrino physics ...

Skyrmions like it hot: Spin structures are controllable even at high temperatures

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Investigation of the temperature dependence of the skyrmion Hall effect reveals further insights into possible new data storage devices ...

Signals from inside the Earth: Borexino Experiment releases new data on geoneutrinos

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Exclusive insight into processes and conditions in the Earth's interior ...


Matthias Schott receives ERC Consolidator Grant for innovative approach to search for axions

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Data from CERN's Large Hadron Collider could help track down the long-sought axion ...

German Research Foundation approves new research training group on the self-organization of soft matter

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DFG to sponsor a new research training group in physics and chemistry / Cooperation between Mainz University, TU Darmstadt, and the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research ...

A new approach to the hunt for dark matter

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Researchers now harnessing antimatter in their search for dark matter ...

Placing Another Piece in the Dark Matter Puzzle

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PRISMA+ and HIM scientists report the latest findings of the CASPEr research program in Science Advances ...

Physicists make one step toward using insulating antiferromagnetic materials in future computers

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Physicists at Mainz University and cooperation partners observe reading and writing of digital information with antiferromagnetic materials...

ERC funding for research into three-dimensional magnetic nanostructures

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A research consortium including experimental physicist Mathias Kläui from Mainz receives an ERC Synergy Grant with about EUR 12 million of funding...

Cesium vapor aids in the search for dark matter

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Physicists at Mainz University manage to further narrow down range of the search for dark matter...

Carl Zeiss Foundation supports the establishment of a new research center for artificial intelligence at Mainz University

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Emergent AI Center at the JGU Institute of Computer Science will bring together researchers from the fields of biology, physics, and polymer research ...

Sonia Bacca elected Fellow of the American Physical Society

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Major award for the theoretical physicist, a member of the PRISMA+ Cluster of Excellence ...

Christian Smorra receives ERC Starting Grant for antimatter research

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Funding for the development of a trap for the transport of antiprotons from CERN to Mainz / Researchers expect to greatly enhance measuring accuracy ...

Researchers can now place single ions into solids

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New technique enables implantation of individual ions into crystals with an accuracy of 35 Nanometers...

Mainz University, Fermilab agree to joint appointment in support of Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment

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New appointment to strengthen international neutrino research...

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 ...

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 ...

Tracking down dark matter

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

MiLiQuant: Putting quantum technology into practice

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

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 ...

New interaction between thin film magnets discovered

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

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)" ...

The power of randomization: Magnetic skyrmions for novel computer technology

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

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 ...

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 ...

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? ...

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 ...


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Magnetic antiparticles offer new horizons for information technologies

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

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 ...

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 ...

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

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 ...

Photoexcited graphene puzzle solved

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A boost for graphene-based light detectors ...

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 ...

Antiferromagnetic materials allow for processing at terahertz speeds

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

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 ...

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

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

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 ...

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 ...


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Chromosomes may be knotted

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

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 ...

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 ...

Imaging how magnetism goes surfing

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

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...