Scientific Reports about MITP
In 2015 and 2016, the Mainz Institute for Theoretical Physics has further established itself as an international center for theoretical research in particle, hadron, atomic, and mathematical physics in Germany.
Both the number of scientific activities and of participants have increased steadily since 2013. Compared to 16 weeks in 2014 and 19 weeks in 2015 we have scheduled 24 weeks of scientific programs and topical workshops in 2016. While we had 244 scientists participating in the MITP activities of 2014, there have been 353 participants in 2015, and 400 participants in 2016. The participants in 2016 came from 37 different countries. Three quarters of participants came to MITP from outside of Germany.
During the past two years, we annually received close to 20 proposals for scientific programs and topical workshops from external scientists, which amounted to approximately 40 weeks of scientific activities. The number of applicants has also increased constantly. We had 400 applicants in 2014, 428 in 2015, and 554 in 2016. The impressive response to the MITP call of proposals and the increasing number of applicants for MITP activities demonstrate the high acceptance of MITP as a theory center by the international community and the need for such an institution in the center of Germany.