Special Colloquium Memorial Lecture: THE AMAZING ELECTRON AND ITS MOMENTS: MOST STRINGET TESTS OF THE STANDARD MODEL AND PROPOSED EXTENSIONS

 Professor Gerald Gabrielse, Harvard University

11 May 2014, 16:00 
Shenkar Building, Melamed Hall 006 
Special Colloquium Memorial Lecture

 

The Emilio Segre Distinguished Lectures in Physics of the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Foundation

Professor Judah M. Eisenberg Memorial Lecture

Introductory Remarks: Prof. Daniel Ashery

 

Presentation of the Judah Eisenberg Award for academic achievement 
to Mr Eli Y. Wilner - Ph.D. Student

 

 

Abstract:

The standard model of particle physics is the great triumph and the great frustration of modern physics. It predicts the value of the electron magnetic moment -- the most precisely measured property of an elementary particle -- to better than a part per trillion. Yet, it cannot explain why a universe made of matter rather than antimatter remains after the big bang, or dark energy, or dark matter, or inflation. Our ACME collaboration has just completed a 12 times more sensitive measurement of the electron's electric dipole moment. Extensions to the standard model, posited to possibly fix some deficiencies of the standard model, generally predict an electron electric dipole moment that could be within range of this new measurement sensitivity. This is a good place to test such extensions to the standard model insofar as the standard model predicts that the electric dipole moment of the electron is much too small to measure.

 

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Event Organiser: Prof. Benni Reznik

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