APEC Seminar (Astronomy - Particle Physics - Experimental Physics - Cosmology)

Speaker: Dmitry Budker (Johannes Gutenberg University)
Title: Searching for ultralight dark matter with atomic spectroscopy and magnetic resonance
Date (JST): Fri, Jan 06, 2017, 13:30 - 14:30
Place: Seminar Room A
Abstract: 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/