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Center for Fundamental Physics Colloquia


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2022

Tuesday, January 18
Speaker: Harold Metcalf, Stony Brook University
Title: Careful Thinking About Laser Cooling in Polychromatic Light

Tuesday, February 15
Speaker: Yonatan Kahn, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Title: Light-by-light scattering: the last frontier of precision QED

Tuesday, February 22
Speaker: Dalziel Wilson, University of Arizona
Title: Optomechanical Dark Matter Detection

Tuesday, March 1
Speaker: Michael Tarbutt, Imperial College London
Title: Measuring the electron’s electric dipole moment using ultracold YbF molecules

Tuesday, March 15
Speaker: Hendrik Ulbricht, University of Southampton
Title: Matterwave interferometry with large masses

Tuesday, April 19
Speaker: Kaori Fuyuto, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Title: Searching for new physics in CP violation

Tuesday, April 26
Speaker: Shimon Kolkowitz, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Title: Searches for new physics with a multiplexed optical lattice clock

Tuesday, May 3
Speaker: Markus Hennrich, Stockholm University
Title: Trapped Rydberg ions

Tuesday, May 10
Speaker: Vladan Vuletic, MIT
Title: Search for Dark Matter with Atomic Precision Spectroscopy

Tuesday, May 17
Speaker: Rainer Kaltenbaek, University of Ljubljana
Title: Recent developments and next steps for the MAQRO mission proposal

Tuesday, May 24
Speaker: Jan Schütte-Engel, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Title: High Frequency Gravitational Waves

Tuesday, September 20
Speaker: Anupam Mazumdar, University of Groningen
Title: Spin Entanglement witness for testing quantum gravity

Tuesday, October 4
Speaker: Xing Fan, Northwestern University
Title: An Improved Measurement of the Electron Magnetic Moment

Tuesday, November 1
Speaker: Mark Kasevich, Stanford University
Title: TBA

Tuesday, November 8
Speaker: John Bollinger, NIST
Title: TBA

Tuesday, November 15
Speaker: Swati Singh, University of Delaware
Title: TBA


2021

Tuesday, October 19
Speaker: Elise Novitski, University of Washington
Title: Project 8: Probing neutrino mass with Cyclotron Radiation Emission Spectroscopy

Tuesday, October 26
Speaker: Alec Lindman, University of Mainz
Title: Atomic Tritium for a Next-Generation Neutrino Mass Experiment

Tuesday, November 9
Speaker: Eric Hessels, York University
Title: Using polar molecules in an inert-gas matrix to determine the electron electric dipole moment

Tuesday, November 16
Speaker: Kyle Leach, Colorado School of Mines
Title: Searching for BSM Physics in Nuclear Decay with Superconducting Quantum Sensors

Tuesday, November 30
Speaker: Peter Graham, Stanford University
Title: New techniques for gravitational wave detection


2020

Tuesday, January 14
Speaker: Derek F. Jackson Kimball, California State University East Bay
Title: Illuminating the Nature of Dark Matter via Spin-dependent Interactions

Tuesday, January 21
Speaker: Andrei Derevianko, University of Nevada, Reno
Title: Quantum sensors and their networks as exotic field telescopes in multi-messenger astronomy

Tuesday, January 28
Speaker: Xing Wu, Yale University
Title: Upgrades for the next generation ACME electron EDM search with cold ThO molecules

Tuesday, February 11
Speaker: Georg Raithel, University of Michigan
Title: Precision measurements with Rydberg atoms

Tuesday, February 18
Speaker: Markus Arndt, University of Vienna
Title: Universal Matter-Wave Interferometry

CFP Special Seminar
Friday, February 28
Speaker: David Anderson, University of Wyoming
Title: Trapping Atoms and Molecules with Unpaired Electrons in Solid Parahydrogen

Tuesday, March 3
Speaker: Nick Hutzler, Cal Tech
Title: Searching for New Particles and Forces with Polyatomic Molecules


2019

Tuesday, Jan. 8
Speaker: Marianna Safronova, University of Delaware
Title: Probing new physics with atomic clocks

Tuesday, Jan. 22
Speaker: Tim Kovachy, Northwestern University
Title: Gravitational Wave Detection and Dark Matter Searches with Atom Interferometry

Tuesday, Feb. 12
Speaker: David Hanneke, Amherst College
Title: Driving Forbidden Vibrational Overtones in Trapped Molecular Ions

Tuesday, Feb. 19
Speaker: Qianshu Lu, Harvard University
Title: Interpreting the electron EDM constraint

Tuesday, March 12
Speaker: Alex Sushkov, Boston University
Title: Searching for Axion Dark Matter with Quantum Sensors

Tuesday, April 9
Speaker: Lajos Diosi, Wigner Research Centre for Physics, Budapest, Hungary
Title: Quantum control and semiclassical quantumgravity

Tuesday, April 23
Speaker: Timothy Chupp, University of Michigan
Title: Electric dipole moments - a global view

Tuesday, May 14
Speaker: John Clarke, University of California, Berkeley
Title: The dc SQUID: Quantum Limited Amplifiers and Cold Dark Matter

Tuesday, May 21
Speaker: Holger Müller, University of California, Berkeley
Title: Measurement of the fine-structure constant as test of the Standard Model

Tuesday, June 4
Speakers: Makiko Nio, RIKEN
Title: Higher order QED corrections to the electron g-2: Numerical approach

Tuesday, October 8
Speaker: Eric Hessels, York University
Title: The proton size, the fine-structure constant and the electron electric dipole moment

Tuesday, October 22
Speaker: Surjeet Rajendran, Johns Hopkins
Title: Precision Probes of New Physics with Nuclear and Atomic Techniques

Tuesday, October 29
Speaker: Guglielmo Tino, University of Florence
Title: Testing Gravity with Cold Atoms

Tuesday, November 5
Speaker: James Thompson, JILA
Title: Breaking Quantum and Thermal Limits on Precision Measurements

Tuesday, November 12
Speaker: Lars von der Wense, JILA
Title: Towards a nuclear optical clock with 229Th

Tuesday, November 19
Speaker: Susan Gardner, University of Kentucky
Title: Anatomy of resolutions to the electron g-2 anomaly

Tuesday, December 3
Speaker: Takahiko Masuda, Research Institute for Interdisciplinary Science, Okayama University, Japan
Title: X-ray pumping of the 229Th nuclear clock isomer



2018

Tuesday, Oct. 16
Speaker: Jonathan Weinstein, University of Nevada, Reno
Title: Properties of alkali atoms in solid parahydrogen

Tuesday, Oct. 23
Speaker: Kent Irwin, Stanford University
Title: The Dark Matter Radio and the fundamental limits of electromagnetic axion and hidden-photon searches

Tuesday, Oct. 30
Speaker: Ulrich Jentschura, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Title: High-Precision Atomic Physics and General Relativity

Tuesday, Nov. 20
Speaker: Andrew Ludlow, NIST
Title: Using state-of-the-art optical clocks in the search for new physics



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