Press Releases

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
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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  ...