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German-Japanese cooperation for highest precision

PTBnews 2.2019

A new research initiative, the MGP/PTB/ RIKEN Center, is pooling the expertise of groups of the world's leading scientists in the fields of atomic and nuclear physics, antimatter research, quantum optics and metrology. Together, the scientists are endeavoring to find answers to fundamental questions of physics – such as whether natural constants really are constant. This group consists of the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics (Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik – MPIK), the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics (Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenphysik – MPQ), PTB with two of its departments as well as the QUEST Institute, and RIKEN from Japan with two groups of researchers.

(Contact: Ekkehard Peik, 0531 592-4400, Opens window for sending emailekkehard.peik(at)ptb.de)