Archive 2014

Press Releases 2014
22.12.2014
The Borexino experiment nominated as top-10 breakthroughs of the year
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Also: Rosetta mission with an alpha particle x-ray spectrometer constructed in Mainz is named Physics World 2014 Breakthrough of the Year   ... 

17.12.2014
Angela Möller accepts foundation professorship on "Oxidic Materials"
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Materials research in Mainz to be expanded even further / Carl Zeiss Foundation supports professorship   ... 

19.12.2014
Joachim Kopp receives ERC Starting Grant for research in particle and astroparticle physics
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Award worth EUR 800,000 designed to promote research into new approaches in theoretical neutrino physics   ... 

05.12.2014
Leonie Mück and Christoph Schüll receive MAINZ Award for excellent doctoral theses in the field of materials science
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Graduate School of Excellence "Materials Science in Mainz" rewards outstanding dissertations   ... 

20.11.2014
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and Nagoya University finalize exchange program for students and researchers in physics
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Cooperation agreement enables Mainz University students in physics to do research and study in Japan   ... 

08.12.2014
Graduate School of Excellence "Materials Science in Mainz" awards Visiting Professorships 2014
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Stephan Link of Rice University and Andrei Slavin of Oakland University appointed as MAINZ Visiting Professors   ... 

15.10.2014
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz joins Germany's Gauß-Allianz as a full member
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Mainz scientists take a leading global position in the simulation-driven sciences   ... 

10.10.2014
Román Orús awarded 2014 EPS Early Career Prize of the European Physical Society
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Distinction for young scientists for their services to European physics   ... 

05.09.2014
Carl Zeiss Foundation provides EUR 750,000 in funding to Competence Center for HPC in the Natural Sciences at Mainz University
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Planned center for High Performance Computing (HPC) at the Institute of Computer Science will bring together various research projects and will provide an improved level of HPC services   ... 

28.08.2014
International team of scientists realizes a tunable spin-charge converter made of gallium-arsenide
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Researchers including physicist Jairo Sinova from Mainz University open up new approach in searching and engineering spintronic materials / Publication in Nature Materials   ... 

28.08.2014
Detection of pp-neutrinos provides first direct measurement of solar power at its production
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Researchers from Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz contribute to this experimental effort / Publication in Nature   ... 

28.07.2014
Gutenberg College for Young Researchers at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz gets down to work
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University to invest EUR 1 million annually to promote long-term improvement of working conditions and support services for young researchers and academics   ... 

03.07.2014
How knots can swap positions on a DNA strand
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Computer simulations show how two knots on a DNA strand can interchange their positions 

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12.06.2014
Active particles may enhance phase separation
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Model system used to illustrate phase transition of a mixture of active and passive particles 

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13.06.2014
Breakthrough for information technology using Heusler materials
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Basis for future development of very high performance spintronic components 

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02.06.2014
Irène Joliot Curie Program of the PRISMA Cluster of Excellence promotes female physicists at all stages of their careers
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Support for woman in all phases of their academic careers at the cluster and in its general research environment 

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06.06.2014
Magnetic moment of the proton measured with unprecedented precision
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Physicists succeeded in the first direct high-precision measurement of a fundamental property of the proton / Results will contribute to a better understanding of the matter/antimatter asymmetry 

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28.05.2014
German Research Foundation approves new collaborative research center for the development of novel methods in soft matter simulations
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Mainz University coordinates new CRC/Transregio "Multiscale Simulation Methods for Soft-Matter Systems" with the Technical University of Darmstadt and the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research 

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20.05.2014
Improved computer simulations enable better calculation of interfacial tension
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Researchers from Mainz University identify novel mechanisms of logarithmic finite-size corrections relevant to the determination of interfacial tension 

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08.05.2014
Jairo Sinova and Stuart Parkin are awarded Alexander von Humboldt Professorships
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Two Fellows of the Gutenberg Research College of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz receive Germany's best-endowed research award 

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14.04.2014
EUR 8.7 million for new MOGON II high-performance computer at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
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Mainz University is a world leader in the field of simulation-driven sciences  ... 

14.04.2014
British-American experimental physicist Stuart Parkin is being awarded the 2014 Millennium Technology Prize
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Fellow of the Gutenberg Research College receives innovation award worth EUR 1 million for his contributions to interdisciplinary materials research 

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08.04.2014
Domain walls in nanowires cleverly set in motion
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Important prerequisite for the development of nano-components for data storage and sensor technology / Publication in Nature Communications 

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14.03.2014
New holographic process uses image-stabilized X-ray camera
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Research collaboration developed a new X-ray holography method for stabilising radiographic images at the nanometre scale 

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03.03.2014
Relativity shakes a magnet
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Researchers from Mainz University demonstrate a new principle for magnetic recording / Publication in Nature Nanotechnology 

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03.02.2014
Physicists at Mainz University build pilot prototype of a single ion heat engine
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Nano-heat engine likely to operate at high efficiency / Publication in Physical Review Letters 

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22.01.2014
Jairo Sinova receives ERC funding to develop new spintronic concepts
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ERC Synergy Grant of nearly EUR 10 million awarded to research group involving Mainz theoretical physicist Jairo Sinova 

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