The construction pit for the floor slab of the first partial construction of the new Center for Fundamental Physics [CFP] at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz [JGU] was completed at a depth of around 12 metres. The impressive excavation pit alone, in which the research bunker is now being built with over 5,000 cubic metres of special concrete, shows the particular challenge for everyone involved, especially the general planning team headed by DGI Bauwerk and the executing construction companies.
Before the start of the shell construction phase, Finance and Construction Minister Doris Ahnen, Science Minister Prof. Dr. Konrad Wolf, University President Prof. Dr. Georg Krausch, the construction manager for the MESA experiment hall, Prof. Dr. Kurt Aulenbacher from the Institute for Nuclear Physics, and the Managing Director of the State Property and Building Management [LBB], Holger Basten, in the presence of the two PRISMA + speaker Prof. Dr. Matthias Neubert and Prof. Dr. Hartmut Wittig take the opportunity to inform themselves on site about the construction progress.
‘Especially in these difficult times I am very happy about the progress of the construction of the Center for Fundamental Physics. The structural infrastructure is an essential prerequisite for the success of the scientific work of the Mainz research groups in particle and hadron physics and thus for the excellence cluster PRISMA +’, explains the President of JGU, Prof. Dr. Georg Krausch.