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.
 

14.11.2019: A new approach to the hunt for dark matter

Researchers now harnessing antimatter in their search for dark matter  ... 

07.11.2019: FORTHEM alliance of Mainz University and European partners visits the European Universities Initiative kick-off event in Brussels

EU Commission sponsors ideas for building universities of the future in the European Higher Education Area  ... 

11.11.2019: Siegfried Waldvogel receives Manuel M. Baizer Award

International recognition for electrochemical research at Mainz University as the basis for sustainable technical innovations  ... 

04.11.2019: Dynamics of silk proteins are a key to the outstanding stability of spider silk as a biomaterial

Interdisciplinary study clarifies role of protein dynamics mediated by the amino acid methionine  ... 

30.10.2019: Mainz University is again among the Reuters Top 100 most innovative universities in the world

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz achieved an outstanding fourth place among the nine German universities in the Top 100 ... 

29.10.2019: Placing another piece in the dark matter puzzle

PRISMA+ and HIM scientists report the latest findings of the CASPEr research program in Science Advances  ... 

28.10.2019: Reconstructing the richness of pristine oceans funded by the ERC

Geoscientist Bernd Schöne participating in investigation of marine ecosystems over the past 6,000 years / SEACHANGE project awarded ERC Synergy Grant worth EUR 11.8 million  ... 

25.10.2019: Physicists make one step toward using insulating antiferromagnetic materials in future computers

Physicists at Mainz University and cooperation partners observe reading and writing of digital information with antiferromagnetic materials  ... 

16.10.2019: Tales of travel: Research project explores travel writing in the early modern period

Travelogues gained in popularity in Europe from the mid-18th century and subsequently grew in social and political significance  ... 

14.10.2019: From Haft Tappeh to the world wide web

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz und Mainz University of Applied Sciences are digitizing 3,500-year old cuneiform texts  ... 

11.10.2019: ERC funding for research into three-dimensional magnetic nanostructures

A research consortium including experimental physicist Mathias Kläui from Mainz receives an ERC Synergy Grant with about EUR 12 million of funding  ... 

08.10.2019: ERC Starting Grant for Zachary Chitwood on investigating the role of the monastic federation of Mount Athos in the Middle Ages

A comprehensive database will include the inhabitants and visitors of Athos over a period of 700 years and paint a new picture of the monastic republic and its manifold connections  ... 

07.10.2019: Cesium vapor aids in the search for dark matter

Physicists at Mainz University manage to further narrow down range of the search for dark matter  ... 

02.10.2019: Carl Zeiss Foundation supports the establishment of a new research center for artificial intelligence at Mainz University

Emergent AI Center at the JGU Institute of Computer Science will bring together researchers from the fields of biology, physics, and polymer research  ... 

01.10.2019: Reinhart Koselleck Project funding for research into the growth of atmospheric nanoparticles

The objective is to understand the mechanisms of particle formation and to distinguish between its natural and anthropogenic causes  ... 

01.10.2019: Researchers at Mainz University synthesize new liquid crystals that will allow the directed transmission of electricity

Organic power cable for electronic components  ... 

30.09.2019: Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz joins the Muon g-2 Experiment at Fermilab

New PRISMA+ research group led by Martin Fertl participates at measuring the anomalous magnetic moment of the muon  ... 

27.09.2019: Sonia Bacca elected Fellow of the American Physical Society

Major award for the theoretical physicist, a member of the PRISMA+ Cluster of Excellence  ... 

26.09.2019: HALO mission over the southern hemisphere investigates ozone depletion and processes affecting our climate

Researchers will study the influence of gravity waves on the polar vortex over the Antarctic and analyze the chemical and dynamic processes at play in the tropopause  ... 

24.09.2019: Christian Smorra receives ERC Starting Grant for antimatter research

Funding for the development of a trap for the transport of antiprotons from CERN to Mainz / Researchers expect to greatly enhance measuring accuracy  ... 

24.09.2019: Researchers can now place single ions into solids

New technique enables implantation of individual ions into crystals with an accuracy of 35 nanometers  ... 

12.09.2019: Probing a nuclear clock transition

Nuclear clocks employ oscillations within the nucleus as their timekeeper / Quantifying of the energy released by the decay of the excited thorium-229 nucleus  ... 

05.09.2019: Mainz University, Fermilab agree to joint appointment in support of Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment

New appointment to strengthen international neutrino research  ... 

28.08.2019: Synthesis of UV absorbers from cashew nut shell liquid

A waste stream from food production is a valuable alternative for petroleum in the production of organic UV filters  ... 

22.08.2019: Caffeine does not influence stingless bees

Stingless bees unlike honey bees are not manipulated by the presence of caffeine in nectar and pollen to increase their foraging activities  ... 

21.08.2019: Memory research: Fruit flies learn their body size once for an entire lifetime

Drosophila melanogaster develops stable long-term memory for its body size and reach through motion parallax while walking  ... 

19.08.2019: Nylon as a building block for transparent electronic devices?

Scientists develop solution-processable ferroelectric nylons  ... 

25.07.2019: Peter Baumann elected as new EMBO member

Mainz molecular biologist joins European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO)  ... 

17.07.2019: Upgrade of the IceCube neutrino telescope

First enhancement of the particle detector at the South Pole is primarily aimed at investigating neutrino oscillation  ... 

11.07.2019: First step to induce self-repair in the central nervous system

Injured axons instruct Schwann cells to build specialized actin spheres to break down and remove axon fragments, thereby starting the regeneration process  ... 

10.07.2019: Ammonia emissions from agriculture can affect cloud formation over Asia

Climate researchers solve mystery of extended aerosol layer in the atmosphere  ... 

03.07.2019: Research on the sustainable conversion of lignin into valuable chemical compounds is attracting further funding

Siegfried Waldvogel is coordinating an EU project to convert waste into sustainable compounds in collaboration with an industrial consortium  ... 

02.07.2019: Tracking down dark matter

Physicists at Mainz University intend to detect axions using a new comagnetometer configuration  ... 

01.07.2019: MiLiQuant: Putting quantum technology into practice

Collaboration of businesses and universities aims to transfer technology from the lab scale to practical industrial applications ... 

01.07.2019: Exploring the strong interaction: Helmholtz Institute Mainz celebrates its 10th anniversary

International player in researching the fundamental forces of nature  ... 

26.06.2019: A beacon in the European Education Area: The European Commission funds JGU and partners for their vision of a European University

The European FORTHEM network under the aegis of JGU to receive millions in funding for harmonizing learning, teaching, and research across national borders  ... 

26.06.2019: Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz enhances its research profile

Rhineland-Palatinate Research Initiative will fund leading-edge research areas to ensure national and international competitiveness  ... 

25.06.2019: An ion channel with a doorkeeper: The pH of calcium ions controls ion channel opening

Biochemists identified the structure of a ring located at the opening of the TRPML2 ion channel that can be blocked by calcium ions  ... 

21.06.2019: Dental microwear provides clues to dietary habits of lepidosauria

Microscopic images allow to differentiate between carnivores and herbivores and might support the discovery of the first herbivorous terrestrial vertebrates  ... 

18.06.2019: Beewolves use a gas to preserve food

Scientists discovered that the eggs of the European beewolf produce nitric oxide, a gas preventing the larvae’s food from getting moldy in the warm and humid brood cells  ... 

11.06.2019: Teacher Training Quality Campaign: Mainz University receives EUR 1.2 million to promote teacher training

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and network partners develop digital teaching-learning tools for vocational teacher training ... 

06.06.2019: Mainz University achieves excellent positions in the U-Multirank university ranking

JGU is represented in the international top group in terms of the number of research publications and patents ... 

05.06.2019: German Research Foundation funds new research unit examining the microstructure of adaptive polymer gels

Research alliance on "Adaptive Polymer Gels with Controlled Network Structure" will close a gap in the German research landscape  ... 

03.06.2019: New interaction between thin film magnets discovered

Physicists of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz lay the foundations for new three-dimensional spin structures ... 

28.05.2019: German Research Foundation continues funding for research into the limits of weather forecast

DFG approves second funding period for Transregional Collaborative Research Center "Waves to Weather" (CRC/TRR 165) ... 

27.05.2019: The effects of the Internet on learning in higher education

RMU Initiative Funding for Research to fund educational researchers, computer scientists, linguists, and neuroscientists at the Rhine-Main Universities  ... 

24.05.2019: New European project at the forefront of strong interaction studies

EU project "STRONG-2020" brings together 44 institutes from all over Europe conducting research on the strong interaction ... 

20.05.2019: German Research Foundation approves new research training group investigating the evolution of gene regulation

New Research Training Group "Gene Regulation in Evolution: From Molecular to Extended Phenotypes" gives a boost to Mainz University as a major center of research in the life sciences ... 

20.05.2019: New international open access journal on ancient and Christian ethics published by theologians at Mainz University

Journal aims to contribute to the dialog between ethical traditions of antiquity and current ethical discourses ... 

07.05.2019: The power of randomization: Magnetic skyrmions for novel computer technology

First steps towards a practical application for magnetic skyrmions  ... 

07.05.2019: Driving chemical reactions with light

Chemical nature of surface molecules influences plasmon responses of metal nanoparticles ... 

06.05.2019: Mainz University welcomes leading researchers and bestows the 2019 Gutenberg Research Award

Annual celebration of the Gutenberg Research College / Public lectures by Corine Defrance in Mainz  ... 

03.05.2019: Astroparticle physicists observe longest half-life ever directly measured

Detector for dark matter search provides impressive measurement results / Publication in Nature  ... 

01.04.2019: 2019 Gutenberg Research Award for Corine Defrance

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz honors outstanding French historian  ... 

29.03.2019: Designer organelles in cells produce synthetic proteins

Scientists create membraneless organelles to build proteins in living cells / Incorporation of synthetic amino acids allows completely new chemical functionality  ... 

28.03.2019: Rhine-Main Universities undertake research into transport processes in the tropopause

RMU Initiative Funding for Research to finance joint meteorology and climate science project of the Rhine-Main Universities  ... 

13.03.2019: FORTHEM alliance of Mainz University and European partners submitted application in the European Universities Initiative

EU Commission will provide EUR 60 million for networks of world-class European universities / Pilot projects to begin in fall 2019 ... 

06.03.2019: Old age care crisis in Germany: Are migrant care workers a suitable solution for state and families?

Completion of a three-year research project comparing long-term care of the elderly in Germany and the Netherlands / International conference on the long-term care crisis ... 

06.03.2019: Physicists analyze the rotational dynamics of galaxies and the influence of the mass of the photon

Could the effect of photon mass on the gaseous components in galaxies be as strong as that of dark matter?  ... 

05.03.2019: Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz achieves excellent rankings in the 2018 International Student Barometer

International students at Mainz University are particularly satisfied with the university's services in the categories "Arrival" and "Counseling" and highly appreciate the quality of life in Mainz ... 

28.02.2019: Arms race between ant societies: Gene activity in defenders depends on invading slavemaking ants

Defenders' behavior and brain gene activity reflects origin of attacking slavemakers  ... 

28.02.2019: Ugur Sahin receives German Cancer Award 2019

Prestigious award for Mainz cancer scientist  ... 

22.02.2019: Honeybees' waggle dance no longer useful in some cultivated landscapes

Social communication in bee colonies: Bees learn to evaluate the importance of information shared by waggle dances  ... 

20.02.2019: New therapeutic approach to combat African sleeping sickness

Small inhibitor molecule inhibits parasitic enzyme / Novel concept could also be employed in the future rational design of drugs for the treatment of other diseases ... 

12.02.2019: New RMU project in the field of artificial intelligence and deep learning

Rhine-Main Universities Initiative Funding for Research supports the innovative DeCoDeML network of the universities of Mainz, Darmstadt, and Frankfurt  ... 

05.02.2019: World's largest study confirms treatment success in minimally invasive Mitral Valve Surgery

Despite rapidly increasing intervention rates, the complication rate remains consistently low ... 

29.01.2019: Dietary nanoparticulates impact gut microbiome

Mainz University Medical Center uncovers new insights into the effects of food nanoparticles on the intestinal flora  ... 

28.01.2019: ERC Consolidator Grant for Pol Besenius for his development of synthetic vaccines

SUPRAVACC project is based on a modular concept using individual molecular building blocks for the preparation of fully synthetic vaccines  ... 

15.01.2019: Welfare state reform: Economist Klaus Wälde launches discussion on compulsory kindergarten attendance

Poverty should be tackled over the short term by the introduction of new control instruments and, in the longer term, through early childhood education ... 

11.01.2019: Plant phytolith and water content influence rate of tooth enamel abrasion in vertebrates

Scientists can reconstruct the feeding behavior and habitats of extinct vertebrates  ... 

10.01.2019: Mustapha Laatiaoui receives ERC Consolidator Grant for superheavy element research

EU grant worth EUR 2 million for the development of a new approach in optical spectroscopy  ... 

10.01.2019: New therapeutic concept controls pathogenic T cells relevant in multiple sclerosis

Scientists at the Mainz University Medical Center have discovered the potential of a typhoid vaccine for treatment of the autoimmune disease multiple sclerosis (MS) ...