Topping-out ceremony for laboratory and office buildings at the future Center for Fundamental Physics of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
Above-ground counterpart to the renovation and expansion of the underground experiment halls for the MESA electron accelerator
The new Center for Fundamental Physics (CFP) at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) continues to grow vigorously, both underground and above ground. The topping-out ceremony for the four-story laboratory and office building CFP II has now been celebrated. With several research laboratories, a two-storey assembly hall as well as seminar and conference rooms with a total of around 3,540 square meters, the CFP II forms the aboveground counterpart to the renovation and expansion of the underground experiment halls (CFP I), in which the new MESA electron accelerator will be operated in the future.
The state and federal government are investing around 75 million euros in a high-performance structural environment for cutting-edge research by the federally funded PRISMA + Cluster of Excellence in the field of particle and hadron physics, which deals, for example, with research into dark matter, the properties of which have so far only been inferred indirectly can be. The construction project is being managed by the Mainz branch of the State Office for Real Estate and Construction Management. The handover of the building to JGU is planned for summer 2023.
See more at the press release here