News Archive


September 2018

PSI Practical Course 2018The annual practical course in particle physics at PSI allowed twelve students from ETH Zürich, Heidelberg and Mainz to build and operate their own detector at the worl's most intense proton accelerator at PSI. Have a look at the picture gallery.

September 2018

Our paper on the efficincy and timing performance of the MuPix7 HV-MAPS prototype was published in Nuclear Instrumentation and Methods. Also availabe on the arxiv.

August 2018

Test beam at MAMIIn a beam time at the MAMI accelerator we are testing MuPix8 sensors and our data acquisition system at very high rates. See the picture gallery.

July 2018

Thermo-Mechanical Protype of the P2 TrackerThe thermo-mechanical protype for the P2 tracking detector is slowly taking shape; see the picture gallery for the current status and impressions from the lab.

March 2018

The interdisciplinary symposium 2018 again brought together groups from all over the University of Mainz and presented the fascinating breadth of research at JGU and the many talented Ph.D. students. Have a look at the pictures.

February 2018

We have just submitted our large review paper about the physics and detector of the P2 experiment, see the arXiv.


October 2017

Dorothea vom Bruch from our group has developed and implemented the algorithms for the Mu3e filter farm, showing that just 12 PCs with powerful GPUs are sufficient to reduce over 10 Gbyte/s of data to manageable levels. She also performed detailed studies of the position dependent timing behaviour of the MuPix7 HV-MAPS prototype. She has now successfully defended her thesis in Heidelberg. The thesis is available here.

October 2017

The exhibition ZoomIn on the Mainz Campus shows how detectors are used to make tiny particles visible. It features the Mu3e experiment with a brand new MuPix8 chip.

March 2017

The interdisciplinary symposium 2017 brought together groups from all over the University and presented the fascinating breadth of research at JGU. Have a look at the pictures.

February 2017

Some of our students organised an interactive research symposium on flavour physics. Have a look at the picture gallery for this event, which brough Ph.D. and master students as well as a group of excellent lecturers from all areas of particle physics to Mainz.


September 2016

Picture gallery of the practical course in particle physics we held at PSI in the first two weeks of September 2016.

June 2016

Pictures from our June 2016 high intensity test beam with electrons at MAMI in Mainz.

March 2016

In spring 2016, we met with working groups from all corners of the University for an interdisciplinary symposium - check out the picture gallery.

March 2016

Pictures from our March 2016 test beam with photons at MAMI in Mainz.