New project in the SFB 1044

The DFG approved funding for a new project within the SFB 1044. Professor Dr. Sonia Bacca is the principal investigator of Project N2, which aims at providing first principles calculations of nuclear structure and reactions with quantified uncertainties using state-of-the-art few- and many-body methods. This is key to interpreting existing data, providing guidance for future experiments and helping searches of new physics in atomic and particle physics experiments at the interface with nuclear physics.

12th European Research Conference on Electromagnetic Interactions with Nucleons and Nuclei (EINN)

The EINN conference series, which covers experimental and theoretical topics in the areas of nuclear and hadronic physics, held its latest conference on October 29 to November 4, 2017 in Paphos, Cyprus.

SFB-School 2017

The SFB 1044 held its annual Summer School in Boppard from 29 August to 01 September 2017. Invited lecturer Adam Szczepaniak (Indiana U) spoke about Partial Wave Analysis and all that. Dr. Sören Lange from Gießen talked about experimental aspects. The program included contributions from members of the SFB (graduate students, postdocs)

PhiPsi: International workshop on e⁺e⁻ collisions from Phi to Psi 2017

This four-day workshop was held at Schloss Waldthausen in Budenheim from June 26-29, 2017.


Light-by-light workshop

A two-day workshop to discuss all activities related to gamma-gamma physics in the SFB 1044 was held on February 2-3, 2017. An outline of the current status was presented by a person actively involved in each the project. This was followed by an indepth discussion of the next steps.


First International MAGIX Collaboration Meeting

The 1st International MAGIX Collaboration Meeting was held from 15th to 17th February at the Institut für Kernphysik, JGU Mainz. This event marked an important milestone in a novel experiment to add a multipurpose detector in energy-recovering modus that will be used with the MESA accelerator, which is currently under construction. Scientists from 5 institutes in three different countries on two continents came together in this collaboration meeting to discuss the current status of the work in the different work groups as well as interesting future developments. Since the size and structure of the collaboration will continue to develop and grow, it was agreed that two of these meetings would occur per year in the future.

Workshop: "Neutron skins of nuclei"

This two-week program held in Mainz gathered the stakeholders interested in the determination of the neutron skins of nuclei (e.g., Ca and Pb) and their impact on the density dependence of the symmetry energy.


Workshop: "New vistas in low-energy precision Physics (LEPP)"

The LEPP workshop was held to discuss the physics opportunities at MESA, especially the opportunities at the internal target experiment MAGIX.


Funding of the CRC 1044 extended

The German Research Foundation (DFG) will continue its funding of the CRC 1044 for another four years by making approximately EUR 12.5 million available from 1st January 2016 for research of fundamental aspects of the subatomic world.


Marc Vanderhaeghen selected as Fellow of the American Physical Society

Theoretical nuclear and hadron physicist at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz receives a high professional award for his contributions to two-photon physics and the structure of baryons.


International research team discovers new exotic particle

An international team of scientists operating the BESIII Experiment at the BEPCII electron positron collider in Beijing have announced the discovery of a new particle.