Welcome to the Institute for Nuclear Physics




Research at the Institute for Nuclear Physics centers on the structure and the interaction of elementary particles, especially on the understanding of the so-called strong force and its implications on nuclear and particle physics.

The Mainzer Microtron MAMI, an electron accelerator for energies of up to 1,5 GeV, is the core of experimental investigations. Additionally, scientists at the Institute of Nuclear Physics are working on the theoretical description and interpretation of the experimental results and on external experiments in Darmstadt (GSI), Geneva (CERN) and Stanford (SLAC).


News / Press


Latest Press Releases
29.08.2017 - 01.09.2017
SFB School 2017

The SFB 1044 "The Low-Energy Frontier of the Standard Model" held its annual Summer School at the Hotel Ebertor in Boppard from 29 August to 01 September 2017. Invited lecturer Adam Szczepaniak (Indiana U) spoke about Partial Wave Analysis and all that. Dr. Sören Lange from Gießen talked about experimental aspects. The program also included contributions from members of the SFB (graduate students, post docs). 

Prof. Herminghaus ist Preisträger des erstmalig gemeinsam mit der DPG vergebenen Horst Klein-Forschungspreises - to be translated
15.02.2017 - 17.02.2017
First International Collaboration Meeting of the MAGIX Project

magix group fotoThe MAGIX project for a new, versatile experiment exploiting the energy recovery line of the new MESA accelerator celebrates one major milestone by organizing its first international collaboration meeting, which was held at the Institute for Nuclear Physics between February 15-17. The workshop brought together scientists from 5 institutions, 3 countries and 2 continents to discuss the current status of the work performed in the different groups, the future development on the detectors R&D and the potential scientific achievements of the new experiment. As the collaboration is going to develop in size and structure, it was decided to organize in future two meetings of this kind per year.

02.02.2017 - 03.02.2017
Light-by-light workshop

A two-day workshop to discuss all activities related to gamma-gamma physics in the SFB1044 was held in Ramsen on February 2-3, 2017. An outline of the current status was presented by a person actively involved in each the project. This was followed by an indepth discussion of the next steps.

Workshop agenda

The MESA particle accelerator at the PRISMA Cluster of Excellence
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The video shows the construction and operating principle of the new Mainz Energy recovering Superconducting Accelerator  ... 

The PRISMA Cluster of Excellence and its search for new physics
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Funding of the Collaborative Research Center 1044 "The Low-Energy Frontier of the Standard Model" extended for another four years

Research of fundamental aspects of the subatomic world 

The German Research Foundation (DFG) will continue its funding of the Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) 1044 for another fours years by making approximately EUR 12.5 million available from 1st January 2016 for research of fundamental aspects of the subatomic world.   ... 

EINN celebrates 20 years
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Conference on "Electromagnetic Interactions with Nucleons and Nuclei (EINN)"

The EINN conference series covering experimental and theoretical topics in the area of nuclear and hadron physics was held in Paphos Cyprus, 1-7 Nov. 2015. The conference celebrated 20 years of successful organization and attracted about 100 participants from 19 countries.  ... 

New measurement of the mass of a strange atomic nucleus achieves very high degree of precision
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Results obtained at the MAMI particle accelerator in Mainz should add to the understanding of the "strong force"

An international team of physicists working at the Institute of Nuclear Physics at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) has measured the mass of a "strange" atomic nucleus with the aid of an innovative technique that is capable of significantly greater precision than that of previous methods.  ... 

New electron accelerator at Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz reaches firste milestone
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Official project start for the production of superconducting accelerator modules

As the production of two superconducting accelerator modules for the future electron accelerator MESA ("Mainz Energy-Recovering Superconducting Accelerator") at Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz (JGU) gets on its way, the MESA project launches into its next phase. MESA is based on a unique concept for recovering a part of the energy that is required for accelerating the electron beam.  ...