High‐Precision Measurements and Searches for New Physics
09 May - 13 May 2022
Physikzentrum Bad Honnef
Prof. Dr. Klaus Blaum, MPI für Kernphysik, Heidelberg, Germany • Prof. Dr. Dmitry Budker, HZ-Institute Mainz, Germany • Prof. Dr. Joachim Ullrich • Prof. Dr. Andrey Surzhykov, PTB Braunschweig, Germany
The search for New Physics beyond the Standard Model of particles and interactions is one of main challenges of modern science. Beside the ultrarelativistic collision experiments at large-scale facilities, such as Large Hadron Collider in CERN, the signals of New Physics might be detected in low-energy measurements of atomic and molecular systems. These measurements are complementary to the “LHC-like” physics and greatly benefit from their very high accuracy. Indeed, recent advances of laser cooling and trapping techniques, frequency and time metrology, as well as quantum control and measurement methods open up routes for unprecedentedly high-accuracy studies in atomic, molecular and optical (AMO) physics. These studies will be in the focus of the Heraeus seminar “High-precision measurements and searches for New Physics”. The goal of the seminar is to provide the widest possible overview of AMO and related activities aiming at discovery of new particles and associated fields beyond those known in the Standard Model. The world-recognized experts, young researchers and students will come together to discuss both the ongoing and future high-precision AMO experiments and technical breakthroughs behind them. Special attention will be paid to the spectroscopic measurements in atomic traps and (low-energy) ion storage rings, searches for light Dark Matter and for violations of fundamental symmetries of Nature, studies with exotic and antimatter atomic systems, as well as to applications of atomic clocks and quantum sensor networks for the detection of exotic fields. The detailed discussion of experimental results and advances, will be naturally complemented by the presentations of world-recognized theoreticians who will put the high-precision AMO measurements in the general framework of testing of fundamental physics.
The conference language will be English. The Wilhelm and Else Heraeus-Foundation bears the cost of full-board accommodation for all participants.