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.
 

14.01.2020: 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  ... 

20.12.2019: Scientists at Mainz University study ice cores as a climate archive

JGU research team will focus on paleovegetation and wildfires  ... 

18.12.2019: SUCCESS project identifies potentials for promoting refugee students' access to higher education around the world

Diverse access requirements hinder refugees' successful integration into higher education in 66 host countries ... 

10.12.2019: Matthias Schott receives ERC Consolidator Grant for innovative approach to search for axions

Data from CERN's Large Hadron Collider could help track down the long-sought axion  ... 

27.11.2019: Mainz University receives millions in funding for excellent research: German Research Foundation extends funding for three Collaborative Research Centers

Further funding periods for three CRCs involving Mainz-based scientists working in the fields of the materials sciences, nuclear physics, and at the Mainz University Medical Center  ... 

27.11.2019: Dance of the RNases: coordinating the removal of RNA-DNA hybrids

Further understanding of how cells repair DNA damage associated with RNA-DNA hybrids and how impairment of this process contributes to disease  ... 

25.11.2019: German Research Foundation approves new research training group on the self-organization of soft matter

DFG to sponsor a new research training group in physics and chemistry / Cooperation between Mainz University, TU Darmstadt, and the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research  ... 

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  ...