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28.05.2015

MPL Distinguished Lecturer Series: Prof Edward A. Hinds


 

Title: Probing physics at TeV by measuring aeV


Speaker: Prof Edward A. Hinds
Imperial College London, UK

 

Abstract: Cold atoms and molecules provide a sensitive way to search for new physics, e.g. variation of fundamental constants, dark energy, or new elementary particles. Laser cooling, already very successful in cooling atoms, can now be applied to molecules, bringing extraordinary new sensitivity to tests of fundamental physics. I will illustrate some of these ideas, with particular emphasis on the search for a permanent electric dipole moment of the electron, which now provides a strong constraint on possible super-symmetric theories of particle physics.


Time, place: Thursday, 28. May 2015, 15:00

Seminar room, Bau 24, Guenther-Scharowsky-Str. 1