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Current Press Releases

02.11.23: German-Japanese cooperation for highest precision extended

They have done a good job, and their cooperation will be continued: After a successful review, the German-Japanese Center for Time, Constants and Fundamental Symmetries (TCFS) can start its second term. It will continue to strengthen the collaboration among German and Japanese institutes to advance most sensitive instruments for fundamental measurements in atomic and nuclear physics, antimatter and dark matter research, quantum optics and metrology. Three partners – the Max Planck Institutes for nuclear physics (MPIK) and for quantum optics (MPQ), the National Metrology Institute of Germany (PTB) and the Japanese flagship research institution RIKEN – will fund the centre in equal amounts with a total of around €7.5 million for an additional five years, starting in January 2024.

Please also read the related press release of the MPIK external Link.

30.03.23: Sven Sturm has been awarded an ERC Advanced Grant
Priv. Doz. Dr. Sven Sturm
Priv. Doz. Dr. Sven Sturm

Our division member Priv. Doz. Dr. Sven Sturm has been awarded one of the prestigious ERC Advanced Grants in the latest round of calls for proposals by the European Research Council. His LSym project, which will be supported with about 2.5 million Euros, aims to understand the mystery of antimatter.

We cordially congratulate Sven Sturm on receiving this distinction!

Please read more in the press releases of the MPIK external Link and the MPG external Link.