HIM-Guest Scientist Prof. Michael Gericke arrived

25.6.2016
source: private

The EMP-section (Electromagnetic Processes in Antiproton Annihilation) of the Helmholtz-Institute welcomes Prof. Michael Gericke from Manitoba-University as a Guest Scientist.

For the next 7 months, Prof. Gericke will research alongside HIM-scientists and make use of networking activities at JGU and GSI.

He can be reached through the EMP-section: http://www.kph.uni-mainz.de/1037.php

 

HIM-Professor Budker receives EU funding for his search for dark matter and dark energy

Budker is embarking on a systematic search for the particles that make up dark matter and the components that make up dark energy
This metal cylinder is the outermost layer of a four-layer magnetic shield. At its center is a paraffin-coated rubidium gas chamber that acts as a magnetic sensor. Foto: A. Wickenbrock

 

2.05.2016 - Professor Dmitry Budker has been granted EUR 2.5 million in funding by the European Research Council (ERC) for his new project involving the hunt for dark matter and dark energy. Budker came to Mainz from the University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA, in early 2014. He holds a professorship at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) in Experimental Atomic Physics and is section head at the Helmholtz Institute Mainz (HIM). Using a new approach, Budker is embarking on a systematic search for the particles that make up dark matter and the components that make up dark energy. Dark matter and dark energy are still among the great puzzles of physics. Jointly referred to as the "dark sector," they make up about 95 percent of the universe.

One step closer to the development of an ultra-precise nuclear clock

HIM-Professor Christoph Düllmann measures time using oscillations of atomic nuclei
Press release of JGU Mainz
Source: C. Düllmann

06.05.2016

Atomic clocks are currently our most precise timekeepers. The present record is held by a clock that is accurate to within a single second in 20 billion years. Researchers led by physicist PD Dr. Peter Thirolf and his team at LMU Munich and including scientists and engineers from Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, the Helmholtz Institute Mainz, and the GSI Helmholtz Center for Heavy Ion Research in Darmstadt have now experimentally identified a long-sought excitation state, a nuclear isomer in an isotope of the element thorium (Th), which could enhance this level of accuracy by a factor of about ten. Their findings are reported in the scientific journal Nature....

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