Coordinated research projects

For many years, the JGU Institute of Physics has been successful in attracting major coordinated research projects. A Graduate School of Excellence has been funded through the Excellence Initiative by the German federal and state governments since 2007, while a Cluster of Excellence has also been receiving support through this source since 2012. In addition, research at the institute is financed through a series of coordinated programs of the German Research Foundation (DFG; currently four collaborative research centers and one research training group) and state research centers as well as within the collaborative research program of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

Cluster of Excellence
„Precision Physics, Fundamental Interactions and Structure of Matter” PRISMA

Graduate School of ExcellenceMAterials science IN mainZMAINZ

Collaborative Research Centers

SFB/Transregio 49 „Condensed Matter Systems with Variable Many-Body Interactions”
SFB/Transregio 146 „Multiscale Simulation Methods for Soft Matter Systems”
SFB/Transregio 173 „Spin+X"
SFB 1066 „Nanodimensional polymer therapeutics for tumor therapy”

BMBF Collaborative Research Projects
FSP101 ATLAS Research Unit

DFG Research Training Group
GRK 1581 „Symmetry Breaking in Fundamental Interactions"

Research Centers funded by the state of Rhineland-Palatinate
CINEMA „Center of INnovative and Emerging MAterials”


Under the aegis of the Helmholtz Institute Mainz (HIM), scientists from the JGU Institute of Physics are participating in a further research unit focusing on „The structure, symmetry, and stability of matter and antimatter”. This project involves collaboration between the Helmholtz Society and Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and it is being funded by the German federal government and the state of Rhineland-Palatinate.

Scientists of the Institute of Physics are also involved in many other international collaborations that are being funded by third-party sponsors from other nations, such as the US-American NSF. Please follow the links on the websites of the respective working groups.