Press releases

04/26/2022

Elisa Resconi, speaker of the SFB1258, receives an ERC Advanced Grant for starting a new observatory for cosmic neutrinos. Within the next five years Resconi and her team will develop and deploy the first three strings of P-ONE, the Pacific Ocean Neutrino Experiment.

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02/14/2022

The international KArlsruhe TRItium Neutrino Experiment (KATRIN), located at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), has broken an important "barrier" in neutrino physics which is relevant for both particle physics and cosmology. Based on data published in the prestigious journal Nature Physics, a…

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05/31/2021

The European Physical Society awards the highly regarded 'Giuseppe and Vanna Cocconi Prize' 2021 to the scientific collaboration Borexino for their groundbreaking observations of solar neutrinos from the pp chain and the CNO cycle, with which the fusion reactions inside the sun could be proofed for…

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12/09/2020

The positively charged protons in atomic nuclei should actually repel each other, and yet even heavy nuclei with many protons and neutrons stick together. The so-called strong interaction is responsible for this. Prof. Laura Fabbietti and her research group at the Technical University of Munich…

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11/26/2020

The Borexino Experiment research team has succeeded in detecting neutrinos from the sun's second fusion process, the Carbon Nitrogen Oxygen cycle (CNO cycle) for the first time. This means that all of the theoretical predictions on how energy is generated within the sun have now also been…

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09/09/2020

The “IceCube” neutrino observatory deep in the ice of the South Pole has already brought spectacular new insights into cosmic incidents of extremely high energies. In order to investigate the cosmic origins of elementary particles with even higher energies, Prof. Elisa Resconi from the Technical…

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04/24/2020

In the fight against Covid-19, an interdisciplinary research team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has developed a model for a contact tracing app that protects personal data. The concept is based on an encryption process that prevents the temporary contact numbers (TCNs) of infected…

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09/16/2019

Because of their extremely small mass, neutrinos play a key role in cosmology and particle physics. After evaluation of the first measurement results in the Karlsruhe Tritium Neutrino Experiment (KATRIN), it is now clear: The previously unknown mass of the neutrinos must be less than 1 electron…

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09/05/2019

Why is there so much more matter than antimatter in the universe? To proof the conjecture that matter can be created without balancing antimatter, the GERDA experiment in the Gran Sasso underground laboratory is the first to have now reached a sensitivity for the half-life beyond 1026 years, 10 000…

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09/03/2019

Another prestigious award for a principal investigator of the SFB1258: Susanne Mertens, professor at the TUM and a research group leader at the Max Planck Insitute for Physics, receives an ERC starting grant for searching for sterile neutrinos within the KATRIN experiment.

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