Support end for Windows 7

Microsoft has announced that the support for Windows 7 will cease on January 14, 2020, which means that there will be no normal or security-related updates after that date.

We therefore recommend an upgrade to Windows 10, which we provide free of charge. If you wish, we can help you with the installation and, if necessary, take over for you.

If you still have concerns about the upgrade, you can visit us or contact us. We will be happy to advise you further.


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Europractice membership

The Johannes-Gutenberg-University Mainz is a Europractice member.

What is Europractice?

Europractice offers state-of-the-art design tools as well as an MPW prototyping and packaging service to European universities and publicly funded research institutes for microelectronic and microsystem design.

JGU-Mainz Europractice representative:
Dr. Ulrich Schäfer (uschaefe (at)

JGU-Mainz Europractice Licenses are currently served by PRISMA.
Dr. Andrea Brogna (abrogna (at)

Any requests to Europractice should be routed through Dr. Ulrich Schäfer and Dr. Andrea Brogna

Current software portfolio: Xilinx, Mentor, Cadence, Intel/Altera.

Please note that some of these software licenses are strictly limited in number and usage conditions. Therefore, dependent on what exactly you require, you might have to sign additional documents, and/or you might have to provide the required funds to upgrade the license pool. So please, in any case of doubt, provide a short description of what you need and what you need it for and contact both Ulrich Schäfer and Andrea Brogna.

In case you require any tools that are not currently licensed to Mainz University you are advised to check the details at first and then contact Dr. U. Schäfer & Dr. A. Brogna.

Please note that any purchase of software tools via Europractice would typically take about 2 months, once all paperwork is completed. NDAs and license agreements will be required for any new software packages. Please see the Europractice web page for licensing conditions. Generally speaking: Strictly non-commercial, education/research only.

Eligible for use of Europractice licenses: JGU-Mainz employees and students only, with currently valid contract/enrolment. Access to the licenses is tightly controlled, according to the licensing conditions.


Since March 2016 unlimited Mathematica licenses are available for students and members of the Nuclear Physics and Physics Institutes.

For your work at the institute you should connect your Mathematica version with the new license server:

For registered users the latest Mathematica versions for Windows, Linux and Mac can be downloaded via the Wolfram User Portal.

In addition, you can apply for a standalone (home-use) version for 1 year, which will be extended every year, as long as our contract with Wolfram Research is active. After registration and proof of eligibility, Wolfram sends you an email with links to download the latest Mathematica versions for Windows, Linux and Mac together with your personal Activation key.

Please use the following links to apply for the standalone licence and to download the binaries:

  1. Staff members
  2. Students