The Mainz Institute for Theoretical Physics has further established itself as an international center for theoretical research in particle, hadron, atomic, nuclear and mathematical physics in Germany.
Since its foundation in 2013, the numbers of scientific activities and participants have risen steadily. However, while 2019 exceeded the results of all previous years, 2020 was marked by the Corona pandemic. In 2019, 472 participants visited the MITP during 24 event weeks. In 2020, only 2 of the 25 planned event weeks could take place on site. With the strong support of the events’ Organizers, MITP was able to establish a new format and host 4 Virtual Workshops for the first time. 84 talks over 4 event weeks attracted more than 400 scientists from all over the world.
The on-site participants of the last 2 years came from 38 different countries, almost 75% from outside Germany. Another successful step on MITP’s path to increase diversity and to support scientists from less developed countries.
Female scientists represented an average of 15% of the participants over the last 3 years. Together with the MITP Advisory Board, the MITP Directors and Organizers, MITP strives to increase this number even further.