Center for Fundamental Physics Colloquia


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2023 - 2024

Tuesday, September 26, 2023
Speaker: Koji Yoshimura, Okayama University
Title: New observation of the optical transition from Thorium-229 nuclear clock isomer using X-ray pumping

Tuesday, October 3, 2023
Speaker: Yanbei Chen, Caltech
Title: Gravitational-wave Detection, Macroscopic Quantum Mechanics and Low-Energy Quantum Gravity

Tuesday, October 24, 2023
Speaker: Ohkyung Kwon, University of Chicago
Title: Testing the Foundations of Quantum Space-Time with Interferometers Using Quantum Metrology

Tuesday, October 31, 2023
Speaker: Dylan Yost, Colorado State University
Title: Precision spectroscopy of atomic hydrogen at Colorado State University

Tuesday, November 14, 2023
Speaker: Dmitry Budker, UC Berkeley and Johannes Gutenberg University
Title: Fast oscillating fundamental “constants”

Tuesday, December 12, 2023
Speaker: Martine Schut, University of Groningen
Title: Entanglement-based test of Quantum Gravity and its Experimental Challenges

Tuesday, January 16, 2024
Speaker: Nick Huggett, University of Illinois at Chicago
Title: What Could we Learn from Table Top Quantum Gravity?

Tuesday, January 23, 2024
Speaker: Ronald Fernando Garcia Ruiz, MIT
Title: Radioactive Atoms and Molecules for Fundamental Physics

Tuesday, February 6, 2024
Speaker: Yan Zhou, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Title: Precision measurements of molecular ions in a ring trap - a new approach for testing fundamental symmetries

Tuesday, February 13, 2024
Speaker: Christopher Foot, Oxford University
Title: Matter-wave interferometry of ultracold atoms: small and intermediate-scale experiments

Tuesday, March 26, 2024
Speaker: Maxim Pospelov, William I. Fine Theoretical Physics Institute/University of Minnesota
Title: TBA

Tuesday, April 9, 2024
Speaker: Michael Ramsey-Musolf, T.D. Lee Institute/Shanghai Jiao Tong University & U. Massachusetts Amherst
Title: TBA

Tuesday, April 16, 2024
Speaker: David Kaplan, Johns Hopkins University
Title: TBA

Tuesday, May 14, 2024
Speaker: Cumrun Vafa, Harvard University
Title: TBA


2022 - 2023

Tuesday, September 20, 2022
Speaker: Anupam Mazumdar, University of Groningen
Title: Spin Entanglement witness for testing quantum gravity

Tuesday, October 4, 2022
Speaker: Xing Fan, Northwestern University
Title: An Improved Measurement of the Electron Magnetic Moment

Tuesday, November 8, 2022
Speaker: John Bollinger, NIST
Title: Quantum-enhanced sensing of displacements and electric fields with trapped-ion crystals

Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Speaker: Mark Kasevich, Stanford University
Title: Observation of a gravitational Aharonov-Bohm effect and its implications for quantum superpositions of Newtonian gravitational fields

Tuesday, January 17, 2023
Speaker: Jaideep Singh, Michigan State University
Title: The Search for Permanent Electric Dipole Moments Using Pear-Shaped Nuclei in the FRIB Era

Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Speaker: Jake Taylor, University of Maryland
Title: Exploring fundamental physics with quantum information science

Tuesday, February 7, 2023
Speaker: Chen-Yu Liu, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Title: The neutron lifetime puzzle

Tuesday, February 14, 2023
Speaker: Cristian Panda, University of California, Berkeley
Title: Precision tests of gravity with a trapped atom interferometer interrogated for one minute

Tuesday, May 2, 2023
Speaker: Xing Wu, Harvard University
Title: Where is All the Antimatter? Electron EDM Search in Cold Molecules Edges Closer

Tuesday, May 9, 2023
Speaker: Tanya Zelevinsky, Columbia University
Title: Ultracold Molecule Lattice Clocks

Tuesday, May 16, 2023
Speaker: Swati Singh, University of Delaware
Title: Mechanical sensors for exploring the dark sector

Thursday, August 17, 2023
Speaker: Chris Overstreet, Johns Hopkins University
Title: Precision measurement with atom interferometry

Wednesday, August 30, 2023
Speaker: Jeffrey Klimes, GSI Helmholtz Center for Heavy Ion Research GmbH
Title: ARTEMIS: Toward Measurements of Magnetic Moments in Heavy, Highly Charged Ions


2021 - 2022

Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Speaker: Elise Novitski, University of Washington
Title: Project 8: Probing neutrino mass with Cyclotron Radiation Emission Spectroscopy

Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Speaker: Alec Lindman, University of Mainz
Title: Atomic Tritium for a Next-Generation Neutrino Mass Experiment

Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Speaker: Eric Hessels, York University
Title: Using polar molecules in an inert-gas matrix to determine the electron electric dipole moment

Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Speaker: Kyle Leach, Colorado School of Mines
Title: Searching for BSM Physics in Nuclear Decay with Superconducting Quantum Sensors

Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Speaker: Peter Graham, Stanford University
Title: New techniques for gravitational wave detection

Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Speaker: Harold Metcalf, Stony Brook University
Title: Careful Thinking About Laser Cooling in Polychromatic Light

Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Speaker: Yonatan Kahn, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Title: Light-by-light scattering: the last frontier of precision QED

Tuesday, February 22, 2022
Speaker: Dalziel Wilson, University of Arizona
Title: Optomechanical Dark Matter Detection

Tuesday, March 1, 2022
Speaker: Michael Tarbutt, Imperial College London
Title: Measuring the electron’s electric dipole moment using ultracold YbF molecules

Tuesday, March 15, 2022
Speaker: Hendrik Ulbricht, University of Southampton
Title: Matterwave interferometry with large masses

Tuesday, April 19, 2022
Speaker: Kaori Fuyuto, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Title: Searching for new physics in CP violation

Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Speaker: Shimon Kolkowitz, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Title: Searches for new physics with a multiplexed optical lattice clock

Tuesday, May 3, 2022
Speaker: Markus Hennrich, Stockholm University
Title: Trapped Rydberg ions

Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Speaker: Vladan Vuletic, MIT
Title: Search for Dark Matter with Atomic Precision Spectroscopy

Tuesday, May 17, 2022
Speaker: Rainer Kaltenbaek, University of Ljubljana
Title: Recent developments and next steps for the MAQRO mission proposal

Tuesday, May 24, 2022
Speaker: Jan Schütte-Engel, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Title: High Frequency Gravitational Waves


2019 - 2020

Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Speaker: Eric Hessels, York University
Title: The proton size, the fine-structure constant and the electron electric dipole moment

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Speaker: Surjeet Rajendran, Johns Hopkins
Title: Precision Probes of New Physics with Nuclear and Atomic Techniques

Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Speaker: Guglielmo Tino, University of Florence
Title: Testing Gravity with Cold Atoms

Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Speaker: James Thompson, JILA
Title: Breaking Quantum and Thermal Limits on Precision Measurements

Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Speaker: Lars von der Wense, JILA
Title: Towards a nuclear optical clock with 229Th

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Speaker: Susan Gardner, University of Kentucky
Title: Anatomy of resolutions to the electron g-2 anomaly

Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Speaker: Takahiko Masuda, Research Institute for Interdisciplinary Science, Okayama University, Japan
Title: X-ray pumping of the 229Th nuclear clock isomer

Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Speaker: Derek F. Jackson Kimball, California State University East Bay
Title: Illuminating the Nature of Dark Matter via Spin-dependent Interactions

Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Speaker: Andrei Derevianko, University of Nevada, Reno
Title: Quantum sensors and their networks as exotic field telescopes in multi-messenger astronomy

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Speaker: Xing Wu, Yale University
Title: Upgrades for the next generation ACME electron EDM search with cold ThO molecules

Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Speaker: Georg Raithel, University of Michigan
Title: Precision measurements with Rydberg atoms

Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Speaker: Markus Arndt, University of Vienna
Title: Universal Matter-Wave Interferometry

CFP Special Seminar
Friday, February 28, 2020
Speaker: David Anderson, University of Wyoming
Title: Trapping Atoms and Molecules with Unpaired Electrons in Solid Parahydrogen

Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Speaker: Nick Hutzler, Cal Tech
Title: Searching for New Particles and Forces with Polyatomic Molecules



2018 - 2019

Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018
Speaker: Jonathan Weinstein, University of Nevada, Reno
Title: Properties of alkali atoms in solid parahydrogen

Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018
Speaker: Kent Irwin, Stanford University
Title: The Dark Matter Radio and the fundamental limits of electromagnetic axion and hidden-photon searches

Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018
Speaker: Ulrich Jentschura, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Title: High-Precision Atomic Physics and General Relativity

Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018
Speaker: Andrew Ludlow, NIST
Title: Using state-of-the-art optical clocks in the search for new physics

Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019
Speaker: Marianna Safronova, University of Delaware
Title: Probing new physics with atomic clocks

Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019
Speaker: Tim Kovachy, Northwestern University
Title: Gravitational Wave Detection and Dark Matter Searches with Atom Interferometry

Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019
Speaker: David Hanneke, Amherst College
Title: Driving Forbidden Vibrational Overtones in Trapped Molecular Ions

Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019
Speaker: Qianshu Lu, Harvard University
Title: Interpreting the electron EDM constraint

Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Speaker: Alex Sushkov, Boston University
Title: Searching for Axion Dark Matter with Quantum Sensors

Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Speaker: Lajos Diosi, Wigner Research Centre for Physics, Budapest, Hungary
Title: Quantum control and semiclassical quantumgravity

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Speaker: Timothy Chupp, University of Michigan
Title: Electric dipole moments - a global view

Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Speaker: John Clarke, University of California, Berkeley
Title: The dc SQUID: Quantum Limited Amplifiers and Cold Dark Matter

Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Speaker: Holger Müller, University of California, Berkeley
Title: Measurement of the fine-structure constant as test of the Standard Model

Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Speakers: Makiko Nio, RIKEN
Title: Higher order QED corrections to the electron g-2: Numerical approach



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