News of 2015

Archive
18.12.2015
Mainz University installs a new particle accelerator to be used for fundamental research into radiopharmaceutical chemistry
Go to press release New cyclotron produces radioactive isotopes for nuclear chemistry to be applied in basic research and the development of clinical applications  ... 
17.12.2015
Mainz University Medical Center opens Center for Rare Diseases
Go to press release Treatment and research of rare diseases of the nervous system bundled under one roof  ... 
17.12.2015
German Research Foundation approves new research group to determine neutrino mass hierarchy
Go to press release Researchers of Mainz University participate in the construction of the new JUNO neutrino detector in south China  ... 
16.12.2015
Archaeologists in the Rhine-Main area form a regional network
Go to press release Academic and non-university research institutions in the Rhine-Main region pool their expertise and resources  ... 
14.12.2015
Age of blueschist is not an indicator of the date of emergence of plate tectonics
Go to press release Formation of blueschist is determined by changes to the chemical composition of oceanic crust  ... 
11.12.2015
Rhine-Main Universities establish strategic alliance
Go to press release Goethe University Frankfurt, TU Darmstadt, and Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz intensify their collaboration  ... 
26.11.2015
German Research Foundation extends its funding for the Collaborative Research Center 1044 "The Low-Energy Frontier of the Standard Model" by fours years
Go to press release Physicists at Mainz University conduct research on fundamental aspects of the subatomic world  ... 
20.11.2015
German Research Foundation approves new collaborative research center on selective autophagy
Go to press release Joint project involving the universities of Frankfurt and Mainz attracts some EUR 11 million in financial support  ... 
18.11.2015
Parasitic tapeworm influences the behavior and lifespan of uninfected members of ant colonies
Go to press release Aggressive behavior of entire ant colony reduced / Lifespan of uninfected nest-mates curtailed but increased in infected ants  ... 
17.11.2015
Researchers from Israel and Mainz present new insights into ancient religious cult in Palestine
Go to press release Small pit in Yavneh contained 7,000 cult artifacts from the pre-Christian era / Ancient population used different substances to induce hallucinations  ... 
12.11.2015
Earwigs raised without parents demonstrate limited maternal care of their own offspring
Go to press release Lack of brood care has a short-term advantage but is disadvantageous in long-term transgenerational effects  ... 
10.11.2015
New EU project designed to link diagnosis and treatment of diseases over the long term
Joint research project aims at the improvement of companion diagnostics and therapy of tumor diseases  ... 
05.11.2015
Mainz-based geoscientist Denis Scholz appointed to a Heisenberg Professorship funded by the German Research Foundation
Go to press release Professor of Isotope Geochemical Paleoclimatology / Speleothem research focuses on the reconstruction of past climate variability  ... 
28.10.2015
New DFG-funded collaborative research center to investigate errors in weather forecasts and the limits of predictability
Go to press release Waves to Weather research center focuses on deficiencies and challenges of weather prediction with the aim to improve forecast models  ... 
22.10.2015
Archaeologists from Mainz University continue their excavation work in Iran
Go to press release Earlier excavations have provided important insights into the structure of the ancient remains of Haft Tappeh and its development over time  ... 
22.10.2015
Wood instead of petroleum: New approach to producing chemical substances solely from renewable resources
Go to press release Scientists create a new international research consortium to develop a sustainable chemical infrastructure  ... 
19.10.2015
Birth order has only very small effects on personality
Psychologists from Leipzig and Mainz analyzed central personality traits of over 20,000 grown-ups from Germany, the USA, and Great Britain  ... 
14.10.2015
New Emmy Noether independent junior research group studies the dynamics and self-assembly of colloidal particles
Go to press release DFG-funded research group at Mainz University uses statistical physics and latest technologies in computer simulation to look into colloidal particles under flow  ... 
14.10.2015
MAINZ Graduate School of Excellence awards Visiting Professorships 2015
Go to press release Oxford theoretical physicist Dieter Jaksch and spintronics expert Thierry Valet have been awarded MAINZ Visiting Professorships  ... 
08.10.2015
TRIGA Mainz reaches world record of 20,000 pulses in 50 years
Go to press release Powerful neutron source at Mainz University is used by chemists and physicists from all over the world for basic research  ... 
06.10.2015
Mainz University Medical Center coordinates interdisciplinary collaborative research project on the long-term effects of cancer treatment
Research findings will be used to improve cancer therapy / German government provides approximately EUR 3.8 million in financing  ... 
30.09.2015
New Emmy Noether Group explores the special features in the structure of Calabi-Yau manifolds
The DFG-funded junior research group headed by Helge Ruddat aims at developing new mathematical methods to fathom three-dimensional Calabi-Yaus (press release in German)  ... 
29.09.2015
German Research Foundation, Rhineland-Palatinate, and Mainz University invest more than EUR 2 million in a cyclotron and its building complex
Go to press release Groundbreaking ceremony for new cyclotron building at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz / Large-scale research facility enhances the university's strong research profile  ... 
24.09.2015
Lower recidivism rates through improved education programs for female inmates in European prisons
Go to press release Completion of the EU-funded FEFI – Finding Education for Female Inmates project on educational options provided for female inmates in various European countries  ... 
15.09.2015
EUR 25 million for the Center for Thrombosis and Hemostasis at the Mainz University Medical Center
Go to press release German Federal Ministry of Education and Research provides funding for the next five years  ... 
07.09.2015
Indications of the origin of the Spin Seebeck effect discovered
Go to press release Thermally excited magnetic waves enable generation of electricity using insulators  ... 
17.08.2015
Hydrogen sulfide loses its electrical resistance under high pressure at minus 70 degrees Celsius
Go to press release Researchers of the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry and Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz observed new record high for superconductivity / Publication in Nature  ... 
12.08.2015
Carl Zeiss Foundation donates EUR 850,000 to the Advanced Lab for Electrochemistry and Electroorganic Synthesis at Mainz University
Research structure concept of ELYSION enhances the strategic relevance of Mainz in the fields of electroconversion and electroactive materials  ... 
10.08.2015
Solving a long-standing atomic mass difference puzzle paves way to the neutrino mass
Go to press release ECHo collaboration with reseachers of Mainz University publishes new results in Physical Review Letters  ... 
03.08.2015
50 years research reactor TRIGA in Mainz
Go to press release (in German) Experimental complex for research and training / Expansion to serve as international user facility (press release in German)  ... 
24.07.2015
Johannes Henn becomes fellow of the Gutenberg Research College
Go to press release (in German) Internationally renowned physicist extends expertise of JGU in quantum field theory  ... 
24.07.2015
European consortium develops new approaches for dealing with Big Data
Mainz University is participating in the BigStorage graduate network being funded by the EU with EUR 3.8 million for the next four years  ... 
07.07.2015
Ultrafast terahertz spectroscopy enables the measurement of fundamental magnetotransport details
Go to press release Terahertz spectroscopy provides basis for advanced nanoelectronics  ... 
19.06.2015
Newly established Mainz Center for Chemical Allergology (MCCA) investigates the chemical basis of allergies
Go to press release Cooperation of the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry and the Mainz University Medical Center  ... 
17.06.2015
German literature scholar Dagmar von Hoff receives award from Kazimierz Wielki University in Bydgoszcz in Poland
Go to press release Bestowal of the Casimirus Magnus Medal for academic cooperation  ... 
15.06.2015 - 19.06.2015
ACHEMA 2015: JGU presents research and education projects
Go to website JGU exhibits at the ACHEMA trade fair include research aiming to develop new explosives samples for the safe training of sniffer dogs and a new, part-time bachelor programme in polymer chemistry  ... 
11.06.2015
New measurement of the mass of a strange atomic nucleus achieves very high degree of precision
Go to press release Results obtained at the MAMI particle accelerator in Mainz should add to the understanding of the "strong force"  ... 
08.06.2015
New electron accelerator at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz reaches first milestone
Go to press release Official project start for the production of superconducting accelerator modules  ... 
03.06.2015
Mainz physicists provide important component for the Large Hadron Collider at CERN
Go to press release Super-fast circuit board to be used for the identification of important particle collisions comes from Mainz University  ... 
29.05.2015
Research-oriented teaching at Mainz University employs 3-D projector to demonstrate the latest methods of computer-aided drug design
Go to press release Gutenberg Teaching Council supports project in Pharmaceutical Sciences with about EUR 60,000  ... 
28.05.2015
German Research Foundation establishes new Priority Program “Innate Lymphoid Cells“
Go to press release (in German) Microbiologist Andreas Diefenbach from the Mainz University Medical Center takes over the program coordination (press release in German)  ... 
27.05.2015
Archaeologists from Mainz University restore early Islamic caliph's palace on the shores of the Sea of Galilee
Go to press release Department of Ancient Studies receives financial support through the Cultural Preservation Program of the German Federal Foreign Office  ... 
26.05.2015
New mechanism that attacks viral infections discovered
German researchers find evidence of the interaction between two components of the innate immune system to combat rotavirus infection / Publication in Nature Immunology  ... 
08.05.2015
Fusion protein controls design of photosynthesis platform
Go to press release Collaborative project uncovers the role of a protein in the formation and maintenance of the inner membrane structures of photosynthetic systems  ... 
05.05.2015
Gutenberg Research Award 2015 goes to polymer chemist Kazunori Kataoka and theologian Kwok Pui Lan
Go to press release Gutenberg Research College of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz honors internationally renowned researchers  ... 
24.04.2015
German Council of Science and Humanities endorses construction of Center of Fundamental Physics research building at Mainz University
Go to press release Investment volume of about EUR 61 million / Renewed recognition of the quality of research into particle and hadron physics being undertaken at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz  ... 
22.04.2015
Significant progress made towards individualized cancer immunotherapy
Go to press release Recent immunological findings and technological progress pave the way for customized cancer vaccines / Results published in Nature  ... 
22.04.2015
Mainz University opens Spin Phenomena Interdisciplinary Center to accelerate spin research
Go to press release New research center SPICE will bring together researchers from different disciplines to study spin-related phenomena  ... 
16.04.2015
Jens Marquardt of the University Medical Center of JGU receives Lichtenberg Professorship for molecular hepatocarcinogenesis
Go to press release Volkswagen Foundation provides EUR 1.3 million funding for liver cancer research  ... 
09.04.2015
JGU presents latest research on geoinformatics and spintronics at Hannover Messe 2015
Go to press release (in German) The Mainz projects offer insights into an innovative microclimate model and the large-scale research projects STeP and TT-DINEMA (press release in German)  ... 
09.04.2015
First ionization energy of lawrencium determined
Go to press release Measurements confirm position of lawrencium as final member of the actinide series and corroborate architecture of the periodic table  ... 
26.03.2015
JGU establishes new postgraduate research groups in the humanities and social sciences
Go to press release Gutenberg Council for Young Researchers to fund six mini-graduate schools for two years to the tune of some EUR 500,000  ... 
24.03.2015
Debeka funds professorship for data protection at JGU
Go to press release (in German) Insurance company and university sign endowment treaty / The common objective is to strengthen data security research (press release in German)  ... 
24.03.2015
Alfred Dollwet Foundation funds research project at Mainz Neurosciences
Go to press release (in German) Junior Professor Dr. Albrecht Stroh from the Research Center Translational Neurosciences at JGU is granted 10,000 euros (press release in German)  ... 
13.03.2015
No evidence that low-frequency magnetic fields accelerate development of Alzheimer's disease and ALS
Go to press release Research study by the Mainz University Medical Center investigates the influence of low-frequency magnetic fields on neurodegenerative diseases  ... 
03.03.2015
Condensed Matter physicist Mathias Kläui awarded ERC Proof of Concept Grant to develop innovative magnetic sensors for applications involving thousands of revolutions
Go to press release EU support to bridge gap between theoretical research and commercial applications  ... 
03.03.2015
Meta-study shows that the experience of time is altered in depression
Psychologists at Mainz University have documented the differences in the way that depressed individuals subjectively assess the flow of time and evaluate the duration of specific time intervals  ... 
18.02.2015
Mainz research project on plate tectonics gets honored as John von Neumann Excellence Project 2014
Go to press release (in German) Geophysicists receive additional computing time on supercomputer (press release in German)  ... 
05.02.2015
German and Israeli scientists initiate research program at the interface of solid state physics and quantum physics
Image link Ferdinand Schmidt-Kaler and Ron Folman receive EUR 1.6 million in research funding as part of the German-Israeli Project Cooperation  ... 
04.02.2015
American Physical Society places three Mainz-related research projects among "Top Ten Physics News Stories in 2014"
Go to press release Rosetta mission, discovery of cosmic neutrinos, and detection of element 117 listed among the ten most exciting research achievements in 2014  ... 
04.02.2015
Mainz researchers identify novel factor involved in autophagy
Go to press release Insight may enable innovative approach for new concepts in the fight against neurodegenerative diseases  ... 
03.02.2015
Physicists observe motion of tiny magnetic whirls
Go to press release Skyrmions are candidates for future data storage and information processing  ... 
30.01.2015
3D printer provides Mainz Dentistry with accurate patient-specific models
Go to press release (in German) The depiction of tiny anatomic structures allows for the optimizing of individualized medicine (press release in German)  ... 
27.01.2015
Research cooperation TRANSSOS focuses on transnational social support
Go to press release "Research Center for Transnational Social Support" creates sustainable structures for research into social support across national borders  ... 
21.01.2015
"Open MIND" open access collection of original research publications on the mind, brain, and consciousness will soon be freely available online
Go to press release MIND Group pioneers in autonomous publication of academic texts / 92 authors and commentators have contributed to the "Open MIND" collection  ... 
20.01.2015
Scientists at the Research Center for Immunotherapy at Mainz University identify a new population of regulatory T-cells
Discovery improves understanding of the cause of allergic asthma and may serve as an early diagnostic marker  ... 
20.01.2015
Particle physicists from Mainz University participate in JUNO neutrino experiment
Go to press release Project designed to undertake precise measurement of neutrino oscillation should provide insight into neutrino mass hierarchy  ... 
13.01.2015
Alfred Hornung appointed member of the Academia Europaea
Go to press release American Studies scholar from Mainz University joins London-based Academy of Humanities, Letters and Sciences  ...