Welcome to the Institute for Nuclear Physics

We regulary offer tours of the MAMI accelerator as well as internships for high school students - please see the German page for details.




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
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz ranked number 1 in the natural sciences in Germany in the 2018 DFG Funding Atlas
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JGU leads the list of higher education institutions with the highest DFG awards for 2014 to 2016 / Well ahead in funding per capita and in the discipline of physics

In the 2018 DFG Funding Atlas published today by the German Research Foundation (DFG), Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) tops the rankings in the natural sciences, ahead of the universities of Hamburg and Bonn. JGU received the highest volume of DFG funding in the natural sciences – some EUR 70 million in total – in the period 2014 to 2016, which is more than any other German university.  ... 

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).