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Experiment BaSiGo

Psychological effect against pushing and shoving

Jülich/Bochum, 30 June 2017 – A dense crush at the entrance to concerts and sports events can suddenly turn into a dangerous situation. In such cases, artificial constrictions created by crowd control barriers can help to avoid crushes as experiments by researchers have shown. However, the observed effect cannot be explained in purely physical terms and can only be understood if psychological aspects are also considered. The results have been published in the journal PLoS ONE. More: Psychological effect against pushing and shoving …

Neutron und Proton auf der Wage

Theory of the Strong Interaction Verified

Jülich, 27. März 2015 – The fact that the neutron is slightly more massive than the proton is the reason why atomic nuclei have exactly those properties that make our world and ultimately our existence possible. Eighty years after the discovery of the neutron, a team of physicists from France, Germany, and Hungary headed by Zoltán Fodor, a researcher from Wuppertal, has finally calculated the tiny neutron-proton mass difference. The findings are considered a milestone by many physicists and confirm the theory of the strong interaction. More: Theory of the Strong Interaction Verified …