We study the strong interaction at low and medium energies. Our activities focus on the theoretical interpretation of the experiments at MAMI and at other accelerator facilities. Beside analytical methods like effective field theories and dispersion theory numerical simulations of Quantum Chromodynamics on the lattice are applied.


01.10.2018 - 03.10.2018
SFB 1044 Worskhop

The Institute of Nuclear Physics and the Collaborate Research Center 1044 (SFB 1044) will host this 3-day workshop, which is devoted to electromagnetic processes and their role in advancing the understanding of low-energy nuclear physics and related areas. The workshop aims at identifying relevant electromagnetic observables, which should be measured with the upcoming MESA and the MAGIX facilities.

For more information on the program and to register for the workshop, please go to the workshop website.

04.09.2018 - 07.09.2018
SFB School 2018

Image linkThe annual Summer School of the SFB 1044 (The Low-Energy Frontier of the Standard Model)  will take place from 4-7 September 2018 at the Hotel Ebertor in Boppard. The program will cover the current research activities of the SFB 1044. Expert lectures will be held on theoretical and experimental physics followed by contributions from graduate students and postdocs working in the SFB). ...

GRK PhD Thesis Award goes to Franziska Hagelstein

Franziska Hagelstein was selected by the Graduate School Symmetry Breaking in Fundamental Interactions to receive their PhD thesis award for her thesis entitled "Exciting nucleon in Compton scattering and hydrogen-like atoms". The award is granted annually for a summa cum laude PhD thesis and will be presented at the university's DIES ACADEMICUS ceremony.

ERC Consolidator Grant for Prof. Harvey Meyer

Theory group member Prof. Dr. Harvey B. Meyer has been awarded a Consolidator Grant by the European Research Council (ERC) for his research project "Strong-interaction matter coupled to electroweak probes and dark matter candidates". The grant, which is worth €2 million over five years, is one of the most prestigious awards in Europe. ...

JGU to submit full proposal for its PRISMA + Cluster of Excellence

Image linkJohannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) started successfully in the Excellence Strategy competition of the German federal and state governments. JGU will enter the final round with a full proposal for the PRISMA+ Cluster of Excellence. The international expert committee of 39 researchers and scientists named by the German Joint Science Conference (Gemeinsame Wissenschaftskonferenz, GWK) has called on Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz to submit a follow-up proposal for its "Precision Physics, Fundamental Interactions, and Structure of Matter" (PRISMA) Cluster of Excellence, which had been successful already in the previous Excellence Initiative competition. ...

19.09.2017 - 21.09.2017
GRK "Symmetry Breaking" Annual Retreat 2017

Image linkThe annual retreat offers the opportunity for all members to better get to know each other and to discuss physics in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. Students can present their research projects in short presentations followed by discussions. In addition, distinguished scientists from leading institutions will give lecture courses in the fields of Higgs physics, axions, and gravitational waves. ...