Current Press Releases

The presented list of press releases in English is only a selection of our German press texts. For the time being, these translated press releases focus primarily on science and research at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz.
 

01.07.2020: Energy-saving servers: Data storage 2.0

A research team of Mainz University has developed a technique that will potentially halve the energy required to write data to servers and make it easier to construct complex server architectures  ... 

29.06.2020: German Federal Ministry of Education and Research is funding Sophie Burkhardt to establish a Computer Science junior research group

Junior research group will be investigating how to independently control the content and style of texts generated using artificial intelligence / BMBF to provide EUR 2 million in funding  ... 

26.06.2020: Belle II: World record in the accelerator ring

SuperKEKB accelerator ring achieved the highest luminosity ever measured  ... 

19.06.2020: JGU Department of History secures EUR 2.8 million in EU funding to promote young researchers

Innovative practical elements are at the core of a new doctoral training program on Roman inscriptions / Network of eight European partners selected in EU evaluation process  ... 

19.06.2020: Oliver Emrich receives William R. Davidson Award for a publication in the field of retail research

Award-winning article addresses how purchasing behavior is influenced by new technologies, identifying five different customer journey segments / Physical stores have not lost their appeal  ... 

17.06.2020: Surprising signal in the XENON1T dark matter experiment

Scientists of the PRISMA+ Cluster of Excellence of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz significantly involved  ... 

15.06.2020: Face masks considerably contribute to reducing the spread of coronavirus infections

Researchers compare the growth of infection rates in Jena with those of similar cities where wearing of face masks was not made compulsory until later ... 

12.06.2020: Excellent ratings for Mainz University in the 2020 U-Multirank

JGU in the leading international group with regard to the number of research publications, third-party funding, and number of patents ... 

12.06.2020: Versatile symbionts: Reed beetles benefit from bacterial helpers through all life stages

Bacterial symbionts support their host's larvae and adult insects in different ways  ... 

04.06.2020: German Research Foundation promotes outstanding research at Mainz University by approving a new collaborative research center in materials sciences

DFG sponsors CRC/Transregio 288 on Elastic Tuning and Response of Electronic Quantum Phases of Matter ... 

04.06.2020: Ute Hellmich receives Exploration Grant for research into essential membrane proteins of parasites

Boehringer Ingelheim Foundation promotes innovative research concepts / New research project focuses on neglected tropical diseases  ... 

03.06.2020: The broken mirror: Can parity violation in molecules finally be measured?

Scientists from the PRISMA+ Cluster of Excellence and the Helmholtz Institute Mainz propose a promising way to detect parity violation in molecules for the first time  ... 

03.06.2020: Researchers at Mainz University develop a sustainable method for extracting vanillin from wood processing waste

Electrolytic depolymerization of lignin in caustic soda could replace the existing environmentally harmful process for producing the most widely used flavoring and aroma agent in the world  ... 

28.05.2020: Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz to welcome Gilad Perez, winner of a Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award

Eminent scientist from the Weizmann Institute to conduct research into dark matter and fundamental new physics as a guest member of Dmitry Budker's group  ... 

07.05.2020: New simple method for measuring the state of lithium-ion batteries

Mainz-based researchers present new technique for measuring the charge state, defects, and capacity losses of rechargeable batteries using atomic magnetometry  ... 

05.05.2020: Excellent positions for Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz in the CHE University Ranking in Economic Sciences

In national comparison, JGU is rated above average in the "Supervision", "Overall study situation", "Exams", and "Study organization" indicators ... 

05.05.2020: Nature Index ranking confirms Mainz University being a top physics research institution

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz is one of the ten most research-intensive German universities in physics ... 

05.05.2020: Researchers identify potential active substances against coronavirus by running supercomputer simulations

Drugs used for curing hepatitis C might also help against Covid-19 / World Health Organization publishes paper presented by researchers from Mainz University ... 

24.04.2020: Immediate action program JGU DIALOG will provide EUR 1,7 million in support of the digital teaching and learning structure at JGU

State government and university are promoting the sustained development and expansion of digital teaching and learning at JGU through JGU DIALOG  ... 

15.04.2020: China's viticulture in transition: Wine culture going back thousands of years lays the foundation for emerging modern wine industry in the Middle Kingdom

Peter Kupfer of Mainz University published a history of the Chinese wine culture / 9,000-year-old discoveries from central China are the world's earliest traces of winemaking  ... 

14.04.2020: Jan Esper receives ERC Advanced Grant to improve climate reconstructions from tree rings

EU funding for the collection of a new tree ring network covering the Northern Hemisphere and the development of tree ring growth and density models  ... 

14.04.2020: Students often do not question online information

CORA study examines students' ability to critically assess information from the Internet and from social media ... 

09.04.2020: ERC Advanced Grant for Edward Lemke for the engineering of designer organelles in cells

Biophysical chemist receives prestigious EU research funding for work on membraneless organelles that construct synthetic proteins in cells  ... 

08.04.2020: Belle II yields first results in search of the Z' boson

Researchers present initial results of the Belle II experiment and their work dealing with a new particle in the context of Dark Matter  ... 

07.04.2020: Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz to cooperate closely with Masaryk University on RNA research

Twinning program of the European Union will fund the training of young researchers and scientists from the Czech Republic at Mainz University  ... 

31.03.2020: A belief in the existence of conspiracies seems to go hand-in-hand with the assumption that political violence is an acceptable option

Studies conducted in Germany and the USA used hypothetical questions to determine the link between belief in conspiracy theories and political engagement ... 

23.03.2020: Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz will go into emergency mode

JGU will be closed for public business and switched from regular operation to emergency operation starting March 24 ... 

12.03.2020: Brief entrance test can predict academic success within the first year of study in Economics

Chances of study success in Economics could be determined at the beginning of studies / Results of the WiWiSET project ... 

28.02.2020: International research collaboration including scientists from Mainz University measures the electric dipole moment of the neutron with unprecedented accuracy

Researchers track down the mystery of the surplus of matter  ... 

27.02.2020: New medical and health research cluster at the Mainz University Medical Center

DIASyM research cluster aims to exploit the potential of mass spectrometry for systems medicine ... 

26.02.2020: Communication and waterproofing: Melting properties determine the biological functions of the cuticular hydrocarbon layer of ants

Biology and physics come together in an interdisciplinary project to investigate the physical properties of wax-like cuticular hydrocarbons  ... 

25.02.2020: From China to the South Pole: Joining forces to solve the neutrino mass puzzle

Study by Mainz physicists indicates that the next generation of neutrino experiments may well find the answer to one of the most pressing issues in neutrino physics  ... 

19.02.2020: Zinc isotopes in dental enamel: New method for reconstructing the diet of fossil vertebrates

Ratio of zinc-66 to zinc-64 isotopes sheds light on the nutrition of prehistoric mammals  ... 

13.02.2020: Computer-based weather forecast: New algorithm outperforms mainframe computer systems

New algorithm solves complex problems more easily and more accurately on a personal computer while requiring less processing power than a supercomputer  ... 

13.02.2020: Skyrmions like it hot: Spin structures are controllable even at high temperatures

Investigation of the temperature dependence of the skyrmion Hall effect reveals further insights into possible new data storage devices  ... 

11.02.2020: The necropolis of Asyut as an important element of Egypt's cultural memory

German-Egyptian research project has reestablished Asyut's importance in the history of Egypt over the past 16 years  ... 

07.02.2020: Study shows social media and search engines are better than their reputation suggests

Researchers point out social media and search engines have encouraged greater and more diverse news consumption, thus challenging the concept of filter bubbles and echo chambers on the Internet ... 

05.02.2020: Fruit flies respond to rapid changes in the visual environment thanks to luminance-sensitive lamina neurons

Neurons in the visual system sensitive to luminance make it possible to maintain effective vision and react appropriately when encountering sudden decreases in illumination  ... 

30.01.2020: Signals from inside the Earth: Borexino Experiment releases new data on geoneutrinos

Exclusive insight into processes and conditions in the Earth's interior  ... 

28.01.2020: How did local government work in Western Europe during the late Middle Ages?

A research project undertaken by Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and the University of Aberdeen will compare records from the historic cities of Augsburg and Aberdeen ... 

14.01.2020: Scientists in Mainz develop a more sustainable photochemistry

Using base metals instead of expensive precious metals / Chromium in a designed environment exhibits an exceptionally long lifetime of its electronically excited state and potentially allows for sustainable photocatalytic applications  ...