Experimental techniques in table-top fundamental physics

Conference Date: 
Monday, August 21, 2017 (All day) to Friday, August 25, 2017 (All day)
Scientific Areas: 
Particle Physics

 

In the last few years there has been a resurgence of interest in small scale high sensitivity experiments that look for new forces and new particles beyond the Standard Model. They promise to expand our understanding of the Cosmos and possibly explain mysteries such as Dark matter in a way that is complementary to colliders and other large scale experiments. There is a number of different physics motivations and approaches currently being explored in many on-going and newly proposed experiments and they often share common experimental techniques.Many workshops in this field focus on the theory motivations behind these experiments without emphasis on the details of the experimental techniques that enable precision measurements. There is also substantial experimental expertise across many fields, often outside of fundamental physics community, that can be relevant to ongoing and proposed experiments.Thus, we decided to organize the workshop around some of the common experimental techniques. We hope it will be educational for both experimentalists and theorists and lead to discussions on the best way forward. We would like to bring together experimentalists with different expertise in the hope that it will lead to new ideas through interdisciplinary interactions. For theorists, we expect it to provide better appreciation of the challenges and opportunities in improving the sensitivity of precision measurement experiments.

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  • Eric Adelberger, University of Washington
  • Joern Beyer, Physical Technical Federal Institute
  • Dimitry Budker, University of California, Berkeley
  • Peter Fierlinger, Technical University Munich
  • Andrew Geraci, University of Nevada
  • Giorgio Gratta, Stanford University
  • William Hersman, University of New Hampshire
  • Jason Hogan, Stanford University
  • Mark Kasevich, Stanford University
  • Yong-Ho Lee, KRISS
  • Konrad Lehnert, JILA
  • Edward Marti, University of Colorado
  • Holger Mueller, Berkeley University
  • Ho Jung Paik, University of Maryland 
  • Michael Romalis, Princeton University
  • Brian Saam, University of Utah
  • Yannis Semertzidis, Center for Axion and Precision Physics Research
  • Luca TaffarelloINFN  Padova Section Italy
  • Michael Tobar, University of Western Australia

More speakers to be announced

  • Eric Adelberger, University of Washington
  • Asimina Arvanitaki, Perimeter Institute
  • Itzhak Bars, University of Southern California
  • Masha Baryakhtar, Perimeter Institute 
  • Joern Beyer, Physical Technical Federal Institute
  • Themistocles Bowcock, University of Liverpool
  • Joseph Bramante, Perimeter Institute
  • Dimitry Budker, University of California, Berkeley
  • Seung Pyo Chang, KAIST
  • Swapan Chattopadhyay, Fermilab
  • Jon Coleman, University of Liverpool
  • Animesh Datta, University of Warwick
  • William DeRocco, Stanford University
  • Savas Dimopoulos, Stanford University
  • Anne Fabricant, Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz
  • Peter Fierlinger, Technical University Munich
  • Isabel Garcia Garcia, University of Oxford
  • Antoine Garcon, Helmholtz Institute
  • Andrew Geraci, University of Nevada
  • Victor Gorbenko, New York University
  • Giorgio Gratta, Stanford University
  • William Hersman, University of New Hampshire
  • Jason Hogan, Stanford University
  • Anson Hook, Stanford University
  • Junwu Huang, Perimeter Institute
  • Yonatan Kahn, Princeton University
  • Mark Kasevich, Stanford University
  • On Kim, KAIST
  • Robert Lasenby, Perimeter Institute
  • Inbum Lee, Indiana University
  • Joshua Long, Indiana University
  • Yong-Ho Lee, KRISS
  • Konrad Lehnert, JILA
  • John March-Russell, University of Oxford
  • Edward Marti, University of Colorado
  • David Moore, Yale University
  • Holger Mueller, Berkeley University
  • Ho Jung Paik, University of Maryland 
  • Manu Paranjape, Universite de Montreal
  • Gil Porat, JILA
  • Anirudh Prabhu, Stanford University
  • Michael Romalis, Princeton University
  • Jan Rudolph, Stanford University 
  • Brian Saam, University of Utah
  • Yannis Semertzidis, Center for Axion and Precision Physics Research
  • Ian Shipsey, University of Oxford
  • Justin Shortino, Indiana University 
  • William Snow, Indiana University 
  • Luca TaffarrelloINFN  Padova Section Italy
  • Volodymyr Takhistov, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Gustavo Marques-Tavares, Stanford University
  • Mae Hwee Teo, Stanford University
  • Michael Tobar, University of Western Australia
  • Yu-Dai Tsai, Cornell University
  • KenVan Tilburg, New York University & Institute for Advanced Study
  • Amar Vutha, University of Toronto
  • Tao Wang, University of California, Berkeley
  • TJ Wilkason, Stanford University
  • Yiming Zhong, Boston University

Monday, August 21, 2017

Time

Event

Location

9:00 – 9:30am

Registration

Reception

9:30 – 9:35am

Asimina Arvanitaki, Perimeter Institute
Welcome and Opening Remarks

Bob Room

9:35 – 10:30am

Asimina Arvanitaki, Perimeter Institute
Theory Talk

Bob Room

10:30 – 11:00am

Coffee Break

Bistro – 1st Floor

11:00 – 12:00pm

Edward Marti, University of Colorado
A three-dimensional optical lattice clock: precision at the 19th digit

Bob Room

12:00 – 2:00pm

Lunch

Bistro – 2nd floor

2:00 - 3:00pm Solar Eclipse Viewing Outside

3:00 – 4:00pm

Holger Mueller, Berkeley University
Measurement of the fine structure constant as a test of the standard model

Bob Room

4:00 – 5:00pm

Ho Jung Paik, University of Maryland
Superconducting accelerometer technology for precision tests of gravitation and search for new interactions

Bob Room

5:00 – 5:30pm

Coffee Break

Bistro – 1st floor

5:30 – 6:30pm

Andrew Geraci, University of Nevada
Searching for axions and new short-range forces with resonant sensors

Bob Room

 

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Time

Event

Location

9:30 – 10:30am

Giorgio Gratta, Stanford University
Testing Gravity at Extreme Scales

Bob Room

10:30 – 11:00am

Coffee Break

Bistro – 1st Floor

11:00 – 12:00pm

Yannis Semertzidis, Centre for Axion and Precision Physics Research
Precision Physics in Storage Rings

Bob Room

12:00 – 2:00pm

Lunch

Bistro – 2nd floor

2:00 – 3:00pm

Jason Hogan, Stanford University
TBA

Bob Room

3:00 – 4:00pm

Andrew Geraci, University of Nevada
Signal processing in precision measurements: a primer for theorists

Bob Room

4:00 – 4:30pm

Coffee Break

Bistro – 1st floor

4:30 – 5:30pm

Mark Kasevich, Stanford University
Testing gravity and quantum mechanics using atom interferometry

Bob Room

 

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Time

Event

Location

9:30 – 10:30am

Konrad Lehnert, JILA
Accelerating an axionic dark matter search with quantum technology

Bob Room

10:30 – 11:00am

Coffee Break

Bistro – 1st Floor

11:00 – 12:00pm

Dmitry Budker, University of California, Berkeley
Fundamental Physics with  (Weird)  Magnetic Resonance

Bob Room

12:00 – 2:00pm

Lunch

Bistro – 2nd floor

2:00 – 3:00pm

Michael Tobar, University of Western Australia
Precision experiments with phonons, photons and spins to test Lorentz Invariance and to Detect Dark Matter and High Frequency Gravitational Waves

Bob Room

3:00 – 4:00pm

Ken Van Tilburg, New York University & Institute for Advanced Study
Searches for light scalar dark matter

Bob Room

4:00 – 4:30pm

Coffee Break

Bistro – 1st floor

4:30 – 5:30pm

Peter Fierlinger, Technical University Munich
Pecision measurements in small magnetic fields

Bob Room

6:00pm onwards

Banquet

Bistro – 2nd Floor

 

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Time

Event

Location

9:30 – 10:30am

William Hersman, University of New Hampshire
Innovations and applications of high-power optical pumping

Bob Room

10:30 – 11:00am

Coffee Break

Bistro – 1st Floor

11:00 – 12:00pm

Michael Romalis, Princeton University
Precision measurements with nuclear spin co-magnetometers

Bob Room

12:00 – 2:00pm

Lunch

Bistro – 2nd floor

2:00 – 3:00pm

Yong-Ho Lee, KRISS
SQUIDs for ARIADNE, pEDM and Axion

Bob Room

3:00 – 3:30pm

Coffee Break

Bistro – 1st floor

 

Friday, August 25, 2017

Time

Event

Location

9:30 – 10:30am

Brian Saam, University of Utah
Nuclear Spin Relaxation in Noble Gases

Bob Room

10:30 – 11:00am

Coffee Break

Bistro – 1st Floor

11:00 – 12:00pm

Luca Taffarello, INFN Padova Section Italy
When the table-top experiments need the ultracryogenic tons dimension: a personal/experimental remarks

Bob Room

12:00 – 2:00pm

Lunch

Bistro – 2nd floor

2:00 – 3:00pm

Eric Adelberger, University of Washington
Fundamental physics with low-frequency mechanical oscillators

Bob Room

3:00 – 4:00pm

Joern Beyer, Physical Technical Federal Institute
LTS dc-SQUID sensors for precision measurements in metrology and fundamental physics

Bob Room

4:00  - 4:05pm

Savas Dimopoulos, Stanford University
Thank you and Good-Bye

Bob Room

 

 

 

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Scientific Organizers:

  • Asimina Arvanitaki, Perimeter Institute
  • Savas Dimopoulos, Stanford University
  • Michael Romalis, Princeton University
  • Yannis Semertzidis, Center for Axion and Precision Physics Research