Press Releases


04.11.2022: IceCube neutrinos give us first glimpse into the inner depths of an active galaxy

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Mainz-based scientists have been members of the IceCube consortium since 1999 ...

26.10.2022: Using chirality for faster, smaller, and more efficient data storage devices

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Mainz University succeeds in the first round of the new Carl Zeiss Foundation Wildcard program / Researchers present an innovative approach for enhancing electronic devices...

21.10.2022: The anomalous magnetic moment of the muon – a new conundrum comes to light

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New calculations based on fundamental theories deviate from the currently accepted theoretical value...

11.10.2022: 10 years PRISMA Cluster of Excellence at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

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Significant scientific success and fantastic research opportunities at the Mainz Gutenberg Campus ...

04.10.2022: Erwin Schrödinger Prize for international research team at HIM

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Interdisciplinary approach significantly improves analysis in magnetic resonance imaging for medicine and research ...

01.09.2022: Less risk, less costs: Portable spectroscopy devices could soon become real

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New method for the detection of alcohols combines zero- to ultralow-field nuclear magnetic resonance with the SABRE-Relay hyperpolarization technique ...
26.07.2022: Urban sites such as Berkeley and Brooklyn have their individual magnetic pulse
Multidisciplinary study uses magnetometers to investigate the magnetic fields of metropolitan areas...

14.07.2022: Most complex protein knots

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Theoretical physicists at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz put Google's artificial intelligence AlphaFold to the test and find the most complex protein knots so far ...

04.07.2022: After three years: start of first particle collisions at unprecedented energies at LHC

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The ATLAS detector more powerful than ever – with major contributions from Mainz University...

04.07.2022: Obstacle course for microscopic whirlwinds

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Joint project involving experimental and theoretical physicists and coordinated by Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz is providing greater insight into the pinning effects of skyrmions...

09.06.2022: Third funding period for collaborative research center investigating soft matter simulation

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German Research Foundation approves further four-year funding of the joint Collaborative Research Center/Transregio 146 on Multiscale Simulation Methods for Soft Matter Systems of Mainz University, TU Darmstadt, and the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research...

19.04.2022: Gutenberg Research Award 2022 for Rainer Blatt

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Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz to bestow its most prestigious research award on quantum physicist Rainer Blatt of the University of Innsbruck...

11.04.2022: Photon-photon interactions in the Standard Model and beyond: New research unit at JGU granted DFG funding

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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...

25.03.2022: Artificial hail for more accurate weather forecasts

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Vertical wind tunnel at Mainz University supplies important data to facilitate the prediction of heavy rain, hail, and graupel precipitation...

02.03.2022: Carl Zeiss Foundation to provide funding for interdisciplinary TOPML research center for machine learning

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Researchers will examine decisions made by algorithms with regard to transparency and fairness as well as data protection and the efficient use of resources...

02.02.2022: Collaborative research project on quantum technology starts on the International Space Station

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BECCAL will allow experiments to be conducted on board the ISS using ultracold atoms for fundamental research and for the development of quantum sensors of the future...

01.02.2022: EUR 16 million for photonic quantum processors

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BMBF project PhotonQ brings together seven universities and research institutions as well as industrial partners...

20.01.2022: Worldwide coordinated search for dark matter

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Sensor network GNOME publishes comprehensive data in Nature Physics for the first time / Nine stations in six countries involved...

10.01.2022: Matter-antimatter symmetry and antimatter gravity studied at once

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BASE collaboration sets new standards / Research group from the PRISMA+ Cluster of Excellence at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz involved in publication in Nature...
Efficient read-out in antiferromagnetic spintronics

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Demonstration of technologically feasible read-out for ultrafast and stable magnetic memory...
Good results for Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz in the U.S. News Best Global Universities rankings
Mainz University is among the top 100 European universities...
New insights into the structure of the neutron

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An international research team with participation from Mainz and Darmstadt measures neutron form factors with previously unattained precision...
New technique provides detailed information on nuclear material

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Research team of Leibniz University Hannover and Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz determines origin of microparticles...
IceCube analysis puts most general constraints on nonstandard neutrino interactions

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Team of scientists of the PRISMA+ Cluster of Excellence lead on new publication...
Mainz University is ranked number one in Physics in Germany in the 2021 DFG Funding Atlas

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JGU is in fourth place overall in the natural sciences and has significantly improved its ranking in terms of the acquirement of DFG funding in the life sciences...
In the trap: New method for cooling charged particles

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System consisting of two Penning traps connected to an electrical resonant circuit transmits the cooling power of laser-cooled ions...
Atomic nuclei and leptons: milestone in the calculation of cross sections

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Precise theoretical predictions relevant for future neutrino experiments...
Significantly lower climate impact of contrails when using sustainable fuels

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Results of flight tests by DLR and NASA show that sustainable fuels reduce the number of ice crystals in contrails and thus their climate impact...
Joint appointment at JGU and Fermilab: Alfons Weber is JGU’s new W3 Professor of Experimental Particle Physics

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Appointment represents further expansion of PRISMA+ neutrino physics research program...
Borexino Collaboration receives award

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European Physical Society acknowledges groundbreaking research into solar neutrinos with Giuseppe and Vanna Cocconi Prize 2021...
Metabolite fumarate can reveal cell damage: New method to generate fumarate for MRI presented

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Researchers find new technique for rapid hyperpolarization and purification of fumarate in aqueous solution / Obstacles involving the use of parahydrogen overcome...
Atom interferometry demonstrated in space for the first time
Researchers present results of experiments with atom interferometry on a sounding rocket / Further rocket missions set to follow...
Mounting hope for new physics

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Muon g-2 Collaboration releases a first result of the anomalous magnetic moment of the muon / Gathering evidence for a genuine discrepancy between experiment and theory...
Unprecedented accuracy: Theoretical physicists at PRISMA+ Cluster of Excellence calculate the radius of the proton

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New calculations favor a smaller value for the size of the proton, helping to resolve the proton radius puzzle...
Whispers from the dark side: What can gravitational waves reveal about dark matter?
Scientists of the PRISMA+ Cluster of Excellence analyze data from the gravitational wave observatory NANOGrav...
Hyperpolarized proton magnetic resonance imaging used to observe metabolic processes in real time
New technique using nuclear spin hyperpolarization of hydrogen paves the way for further advances in the field of MRI...
Magnetic whirls in confined spaces

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Mobility of skyrmions in geometric structures depends on their arrangement...
PRISMA+ Cluster of Excellence: Double award by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

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Humboldt Research Fellowship for Joanna Sobczyk / Matthias Schott selected as Humboldt Scout...
Searching for dark matter through the fifth dimension

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A discovery in theoretical physics could help to unravel the mysteries of dark matter...
BASE opens up new possibilities in the search for cold dark matter

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Publication in Nature is the result of 20 years of proven collaboration...
BASE opens up new possibilities in the search for cold dark matter

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Research group at the Cluster of Excellence PRISMA+ at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) involved in publication in Physical Review Letters...