The CRC 1044 is committed to making research and current knowledge accessible to the general public. The CRC 1044 and the Institut of Nucelar Physics work together with other parties from the university and the community to contribute toward a better public understanding of science and to provide opportunities for participating in campus life.
Different groups within the Institute for Nuclear Physics offer 40 internships (Schülerpraktikum) per year for high school students. Currently, master classes are in preparation for high school students, which will offer insights into subatomic physics using scale models of scattering experiments.
In addition, the following public outreach programs are offered by the Institute of Nuclear Physics and the Institute of Physics and are directly connected with the CRC 1044:
- Girls' Day
- Mainz Microtron Tours
- Physik am Samstag
- Public Lecture Series: "Physik im Theater"
- Open House Day: "Tag der offenen Tür"
- Science Fair: "Mainzer Wissenschaftsmarkt"
- Mainz Academy in Particle Physics for High School Students: "Mainzer Teilchenphysikakademie"
Many of the above-mentioned activities are part of the German KONTAKT Network (Netzwerk Teilchenwelt) for outreach in nuclear, hadron and particle physics. JGU Mainz is one of three institutions in Germany which was selected in an internal competition as a node within the KONTAKT Network.