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.


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.

Colloquium with Nobel laureate Professor Wolfgang Ketterle

We are happy to welcome Professor Wolfgang Ketterle at the Physics Colloquium in the lecture hall of the IMB. He will give a lecture on

New forms of matter with ultracold atoms: superfluids and supersolids
Why do physicists freeze matter to extremely low temperatures? Why is it worthwhile to cool to temperatures which are a billion times lower than that of interstellar space? In this talk, I will discuss new forms of matter, which only exist at extremely low temperatures. With the help of laser beams, gases of ultracold atoms can be transformed into crystals and insulators, and recently into a supersolid which is gaseous, liquid and solid at the same time. ...

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. ...

29.08.2017 - 01.09.2017
SFB School 2017

Image linkThe SFB 1044 "The Low-Energy Frontier of the Standard Model" held its annual Summer School at the Hotel Ebertor 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 also included contributions from members of the SFB (graduate students, postdocs). ...