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).


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Latest Press Releases

The MESA particle accelerator at the PRISMA Cluster of Excellence
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The PRISMA Cluster of Excellence and its search for new physics
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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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