Oct 16 – 20, 2016
Europe/Zurich timezone

Searching for ultralight dark matter with atomic spectroscopy and magnetic resonance

Oct 20, 2016, 11:00 AM
Oral Searches for symmetry violations and new forces Th - 2


Prof. DMITRY BUDKER (Helmholtz Institute Mainz)


Axions, axion-like particles (ALPs), dilatons, and other ultralight (masses from 10-4 down to 10-23 eV) particles have been discussed as possible candidates for dark matter. An interesting feature of these ideas is that they lead to predictions of potentially observable transient and oscillating effects. I will describe how we are looking for these as well as the relation of such experiments to tests of fundamental symmetries (P, CP, T, CPT …). For up-to-date information on our various experiments in this area (CASPEr, GNOME, differential atomic-dysprosium clock, etc.), please refer to the web pages [1,2]. [1] https://budker.uni-mainz.de/ [2] http://budker.berkeley.edu/

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Prof. DMITRY BUDKER (Helmholtz Institute Mainz)

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