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.
 

06.12.2017: Mainz physicists propose a new method for monitoring nuclear waste

Scientists demonstrate scenarios for using neutrino detectors in nuclear interim storage facilities  ... 

28.11.2017: Ultralight axions are unlikely to be candidates for dark matter

International research team evaluates measurements at the Paul Scherrer Institute and finds new constraints on the axion-gluon interaction strength  ... 

27.11.2017: New proton record: Researchers measure magnetic moment with greatest possible precision

High-precision measurement of the g-factor eleven times more precise than before / Results indicate a strong similarity between protons and antiprotons ... 

17.11.2017: Electrochemistry opens up novel access to important classes of substances

Sustainable and efficient synthesis strategy helps overcome the problem of electrochemical polymer formation  ... 

17.11.2017: Bacteria enable beetles to feed on a leafy diet

Thistle tortoise beetles outsource the job of breaking down plant cell walls to a symbiotic bacterium  ... 

15.11.2017: Horizon 2020: EUR 1.8 million for Mainz researchers

EU research and innovation framework program will fund three research projects at the Mainz University Medical Center ... 

06.11.2017: Quantum computing on the move

Decisive milestone for scaling up quantum computers  ... 

26.10.2017: Graduate School of Excellence MAINZ awards visiting professorships 2017

MAINZ Visiting Professorships awarded to physicists Adam Foster, Eiji Saitoh, and Roberta Sessoli  ... 

25.10.2017: Method of accelerating the maturation of stem cells to form neurons discovered

Hydrogel can be used as a scaffold for engineering artificial brain tissue and promotes the development of neurons ... 

20.10.2017: Chromosomes may be knotted

Mainz-based physicists use mathematical algorithms to examine experimental 3D structures of chromosomes  ... 

19.10.2017: Riddle of matter remains unsolved: Proton and antiproton share fundamental properties

Magnetic forces in antiprotons now measured to nine significant digits / 350 times more precise than before  ... 

10.10.2017: Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz among the top 100 most innovative universities in the world

Only seven German universities listed in the top 100 of the World's Most Innovative Universities ranking ... 

09.10.2017: Scientists develop electro-organic synthesis that allows sustainable and green production of fine chemicals

Innovative contribution to the energy transition  ... 

29.09.2017: Good start into the German Excellence Strategy competition: JGU to submit full proposal for its PRISMA+ Cluster of Excellence

International expert committee approves the PRISMA+ proposal for the final round of the nationwide competition  ... 

25.09.2017: Researchers present first international survey on the psychology of carnism

Results from three surveys including almost 1,000 participants ... 

21.09.2017: Mainz University is granted EUR 15 million to establish 15 new tenure-track professorships

JGU aims to make academic careers easier to plan and more transparent by establishing tenure-track professorships throughout the university ... 

13.09.2017: German-Japanese research team can deliberately control the morphology and function of multifunctional nano-sized drug carriers

Employing reactive polypept(o)ides to build a variety of different nanocarriers with different functions possible ... 

08.09.2017: Breakthrough in understanding the origin of the ageing process

Researchers at the Institute of Molecular Biology unveil the mystery of why we age  ... 

06.09.2017: German scientists question study about plastic-eating caterpillars

Sensational report of biochemical degradation of polyethylene by caterpillars not confirmed  ... 

05.09.2017: Nanostructures can be deliberately manipulated

Researchers use advanced dynamic imaging to visualize deformation waves in crystals  ... 

24.08.2017: Physics at Mainz University achieves excellent international and national placement in the 2017 Academic Ranking of World Universities

ShanghaiRanking's ARWU lists Physics at JGU among the 75 leading institutes of physics in the world and one of the top six in Germany ... 

14.08.2017: Chemical profile of ants adapts rapidly

Protective skin with communication function: Significant differences in the cuticular hydrocarbon profiles of related ant species  ... 

08.08.2017: New theory on the origin of dark matter

Theoretical physicists at Mainz University present an alternative to the WIMP paradigm  ... 

08.08.2017: Mainz-based researchers stabilized gold in very rare oxidation state +II

Divalent gold complex isolated for the first time in a pure form / New fundamental insight also provides possible explanation of the mechanism of action of cytostatic gold(+III) porphyrins  ... 

07.08.2017: Modern domestic dog has a single geographic origin

New study counters previous research that suggested two domestication processes led to the modern dog  ... 

07.08.2017: International team of scientists investigates air at altitudes up to 20 kilometers

Researchers from Mainz develop specialized instrumentation for the analysis of dust particles in the stratosphere  ... 

04.08.2017: Two new fellows of the Gutenberg Research College start work in Mainz

Volcanologist Donald Dingwell and Kant researcher Eric Watkins are among the worldwide leading experts in their fields  ... 

31.07.2017: German Federal Ministry of Education and Research funds research on jihadist videos

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz installs new junior research group at the Department of Anthropology and African Studies ... 

26.07.2017: Physicists at Mainz University gain new insights into nanosystems with spherical confinement

Enormous potential for the targeted delivery of pharmaceutical agents and the creation of tailored nanoparticles  ... 

25.07.2017: New treatment options for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Joint research initiative of the Mainz University Medical Center, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, and Goethe University Frankfurt  ... 

21.07.2017: Sixth volume of the German Surname Atlas released

Petersen, Gerhartz, Lenz: German surnames derived from forenames  ... 

19.07.2017: Memorandum marks 40-year partnership between Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and Nihon University Tokyo

University presidents ratify framework agreement of 1977 / Continuation and extension of cooperation between both universities  ... 

17.07.2017: Consolidation of data sources allows for new research and treatment approaches in medicine

Mainz University Medical Center is part of a digitalization project funded to the amount of some EUR 32 million by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research ... 

12.07.2017: Gutenberg School of Management and Economics at Mainz University achieves excellent national placements in the 2017/2018 CHE University Ranking

Top scores in learning and teaching indicators as well as in the student survey  ... 

11.07.2017: Erratic time perception in schizophrenia

Meta-analysis investigates time perception and temporal information processing in patients with schizophrenia on the basis of 68 studies from the past 65 years ... 

10.07.2017: Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz focuses on top-level research areas

Core research areas will receive a total of EUR 8.5 million annually through the Rhineland-Palatinate Research Initiative  ... 

30.06.2017: New insight into how telomeres protect cells from premature senescence

Researchers found an RNA species identifying critically short telomeres / Publication in Cell  ... 

28.06.2017: Funding of DFG Collaborative Research Center developing nanomaterials for cancer immunotherapy extended

Focus on the development of drug carriers from polymer chemicals for use in biological systems  ... 

22.06.2017: Universities of Mainz and Dijon launch new binational Master's degree program in teacher training

Delegation from the University of Burgundy visits Gutenberg Campus / Binational Master of Education program to start in the 2017/2018 winter semester  ... 

14.06.2017: Scientists develop molecular thermometer for contactless measurement using infrared light

Temperature measurements possible even on the smallest scale / Molecular ruby for use in materials science, biology, and medicine  ... 

11.06.2017: Physicists of Mainz University win world record

Guinness World Records™ confirms Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz as holder of the world record for the largest magnetic ball accelerator / Hundreds of visitors fascinated by insights into the world of physics  ... 

29.05.2017: Copper hydroxide nanoparticles provide protection against toxic oxygen radicals in cigarette smoke

Natural defense mechanism simulated with the help of nanoparticles / Noxious effects of smoke reduced  ... 

23.05.2017: 2017 Gutenberg Research Award for Karin Knorr Cetina

Sociologist and anthropologist from the University of Chicago receives award for her pioneering interdisciplinary research  ... 

22.05.2017: Gutenberg Research College welcomes new fellows and presents the 2017 Gutenberg Research Award

Mainz University excellence center for the promotion of cutting-edge research celebrates its tenth anniversary  ... 

19.05.2017: Cooperation of burying beetles and their microbiota on carcasses

Researchers look into the mechanisms by which insects preserve and provision food for their larvae in competitive environments  ... 

18.05.2017: XENON1T proves to be the most sensitive detector on Earth searching for WIMP dark matter

Now the most sensitive dark matter experiment world-wide can much better listen for the very weak voice of dark matter  ... 

15.05.2017: Physicist Johannes Henn receives ERC Consolidator Grant

Funding to the amount of approximately EUR 2 million for the development of new calculation methods for theoretical physics  ... 

11.05.2017: Waste from paper and pulp industry supplies raw material for the development of new redox flow batteries

Use of renewable resources for the more efficient generation of sustainable energies / Focus on electrosynthesis ... 

04.05.2017: Ute Hellmich receives 2017 Fulbright-Cottrell Award

Biochemist receives highly endowed transatlantic award for combined achievements in research and teaching  ... 

28.04.2017: Cause of chronic intestinal inflammation discovered

Immune biology homes in on gene blockade  ... 

28.04.2017: Symbiotic bacteria: from hitchhiker to beetle bodyguard

Bacterial symbionts transition between plant pathogenicity and insect defensive mutualism  ... 

25.04.2017: Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz to coordinate new DFG priority program in photochemistry

Priority Program "Light-controlled reactivity of metal complexes" paves the way for the development of new high-performance materials ... 

11.04.2017: Stalagmites store paleoclimate data

Stalagmites from caves provide evidence of changes in the effect of the North Atlantic Oscillation on weather systems in Central Europe and Morocco ... 

23.03.2017: Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz nominated for the Genius Loci Award for Excellence in Teaching

Stifterverband will award a prize for excellence in university teaching in 2017 for the first time ... 

16.03.2017: Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz achieves very good results in the 2016 International Student Barometer

International students are highly satisfied with their time at JGU and the university’s welcoming culture ... 

15.03.2017: Multiple sclerosis research identifies receptor that facilitates influx of T cells into the brain

Researchers at the Mainz University Medical Center have discovered a mechanism that makes it easier for T cells to damage the brain ... 

08.03.2017: Philosophy and Predictive Processing: online open access collection of publications on the mind, brain, and consciousness

MIND Group continues its pioneering work in the autonomous publication of academic articles ... 

07.03.2017: A backup copy in the central brain: How fruit flies form orientation memory

Gaseous neurotransmitters play an important role in the short-term orientation memory of Drosophila / Scientists decode biochemical processes  ... 

06.03.2017: The influence of stimulants on performance when playing chess

Trial undertaken by the Mainz University Medical Center investigates cognitive enhancement in chess players ... 

28.02.2017: Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz accredited in the Stifterverband Diversity Audit

Mainz University successfully completed the Shaping Diversity audit / Focus on diversity-oriented learning and teaching  ... 

23.02.2017: Stingless bees have their nests protected by soldiers

Attacks by robber bees result in the evolution of larger guard bees and thus promote the division of labor in the hive  ... 

20.02.2017: Breakthrough in noise research

New study of Cardiology of Mainz University Medical Center identifies mechanisms responsible for vessel damage resulting from aircraft noise  ... 

20.02.2017: Augsburg Master Builders' Ledgers now available online

Research Unit Historical Cultural Studies publishes digital edition of the Augsburg Master Builders' Ledgers  ... 

13.02.2017: Brian Luke awarded a Heisenberg Professorship

Adjunct Director at the Institute of Molecular Biology will continue to investigate the structure and function of telomeres  ... 

02.02.2017: Experiment involving ultracold rubidium lifts off with research rocket

Physicists create basis for accurately testing Einstein's equivalence principle / Bose-Einstein condensate generated in space for the first time  ... 

27.01.2017: Structure, Symmetry, and Stability of Matter and Anti-matter research building inaugurated

New building on the Gutenberg Campus officially opened for business  ... 

23.01.2017: Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz to collaborate with US research center Fermilab near Chicago

Collaboration agreement signed / Expansion of the university's international research network  ... 

19.01.2017: Magnetic moment of a single antiproton determined with greatest precision ever

Physicists publish most accurate measurement of a fundamental property of the antiproton to date / Contribution to the matter-antimatter debate  ...