Affiliated Institutions

Affiliated Institutions

Several research institutions on campus provide additional infrastructure and conduct research. They fulfill tasks in the fields of research in physics. This includes teaching and the transfer of knowledge as well as studying, information and communication technology.

  • Cluster of Excellence PRISMA+

    The cluster addresses the basic questions about the nature of the fundamental building blocks of matter and their importance for the physics of the universe. PRISMA+ consists of renowned research groups that work primarily in the areas of astroparticle, high energy and hadron physics, nuclear chemistry as well as precision physics with ultra-cold neutrons and ion traps.
  • MAINZ School of Excellence/MPGC Max Planck Graduate School

    The graduate school fosters the education of highly talented PhD students through research excellence in the fields of functional polymers, model systems and correlated materials, hybrid structures and bio-related materials.
  • Spin Phenomena Interdisciplinary Center

    The center focuses on the rotation of the electron around its own axis generating a magnetic field. This is the basis of today’s information storage technology and has provided new design possibilities in many fields of application: from faster electronics to new high-capacity data storage concepts up to new ways to create advanced materials with directly designed properties.
  • Helmholtz Institute Mainz

    The institute for the research of the structure, the symmetry and the stability of matter and anti-matter is operated in cooperation with the GSI in Darmstadt. Its eight sections are headed by international leading experts in the field of nuclear and atomic physics. Its research focuses on the precise and quantitative understanding of the effects of the strong interaction in atomic, nuclear, hadronic and particle physics.
  • Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research

    The Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz is searching for suitable conducting polymers for applications like microchips and sensors or solar cells. The researchers in Mainz are developing new procedures to spectrographically investigate polymers and to simulate their behaviour on the computer. This work is coducted in close collaboration with the Department of Physics at Mainz University.


Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz
Faculty Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Staudingerweg 7
    55128 Mainz, Germany
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