News from the Physics Department
More accurate than expected
2019-09-16 – 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 volt. This result is more accurate than previous measurements and raises hopes of discovering new neutrino properties.
EU funding for top-level research
2019-09-04 – The European Research Council (ERC) has announced that seven of its prestigious ERC Starting Grants will be awarded to scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) this year, three of those to researchers at the Physics Department.
Neutrinos on the world's most accurate scales
2018-06-11 – How heavy are neutrinos? This seemingly trivial question is one of the most important problems in modern particle physics and cosmology. The Karlsruhe Tritium Neutrino Experiment KATRIN, which began on June 11, 2018, aims to answer this question: it is the end result of 15 years of construction at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). The Physics Department of Technical University of Munich is also represented in the international research network that launched the project.