Experimental techniques in table-top fundamental physics

Conference Date: 
Monday, August 21, 2017 (All day) to Friday, August 25, 2017 (All day)
Scientific Areas: 
Particle Physics

 

In the last few years there has been a resurgence of interest in small scale high sensitivity experiments that look for new forces and new particles beyond the Standard Model. They promise to expand our understanding of the Cosmos and possibly explain mysteries such as Dark matter in a way that is complementary to colliders and other large scale experiments. There is a number of different physics motivations and approaches currently being explored in many on-going and newly proposed experiments and they often share common experimental techniques.Many workshops in this field focus on the theory motivations behind these experiments without emphasis on the details of the experimental techniques that enable precision measurements. There is also substantial experimental expertise across many fields, often outside of fundamental physics community, that can be relevant to ongoing and proposed experiments.Thus, we decided to organize the workshop around some of the common experimental techniques. We hope it will be educational for both experimentalists and theorists and lead to discussions on the best way forward. We would like to bring together experimentalists with different expertise in the hope that it will lead to new ideas through interdisciplinary interactions. For theorists, we expect it to provide better appreciation of the challenges and opportunities in improving the sensitivity of precision measurement experiments.

To register for this event, please click here.  Registraion for this event will remain open until June 30 or until all available slots are filled.

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  • Eric Adelberger, University of Washington
  • Joern Beyer, Physical Technical Federal Institute
  • Dimitry Budker, University of California, Berkeley
  • Peter Fierlinger, Technical University Munich
  • Andrew Geraci, University of Nevada
  • Giorgio Gratta, Stanford University
  • Ramesh Gupta, Brookhaven National Laboratory
  • William Hersman, University of New Hampshire
  • Jason Hogan, Stanford University
  • Mark Kasevich, Stanford University
  • Yong-Ho Lee, KRISS
  • Konrad Lehnert, JILA
  • Edward Marti, University of Colorado
  • Andrei Matlashov, Institute for Basic Sciences
  • Holger Mueller, Berkeley University
  • Ho Jung Paik, University of Maryland 
  • Brian Saam, University of Utah
  • Luca Taffarrello, INFN
  • Michael Tobar, University of Western Australia

More speakers to be announced

  • Eric Adelberger, University of Washington
  • Asimina Arvanitaki, Perimeter Institute
  • Itzhak Bars, University of Southern California
  • Joern Beyer, Physical Technical Federal Institute
  • Dimitry Budker, University of California, Berkeley
  • Swapan Chattopadhyay, Fermilab
  • Jon Coleman, University of Liverpool
  • Animesh Datta, University of Warwick
  • Savas Dimopoulos, Stanford University
  • Anne Fabricant, Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz
  • Peter Fierlinger, Technical University Munich
  • Isabel Garcia Garcia, University of Oxford
  • Antoine Garcon, Helmholtz Institute
  • Andrew Geraci, University of Nevada
  • Victor Gorbenko, New York University
  • Giorgio Gratta, Stanford University
  • Ramesh Gupta, Brookhaven National Laboratory
  • William Hersman, University of New Hampshire
  • Jason Hogan, Stanford University
  • Anson Hook, Stanford University
  • Junwu Huang, Perimeter Institute
  • Yonatan Kahn, Princeton University
  • Mark Kasevich, Stanford University
  • Inbum Lee, Indiana University
  • Yong-Ho Lee, KRISS
  • Konrad Lehnert, JILA
  • John March-Russell, University of Oxford
  • Edward Marti, University of Colorado
  • Andrei Matlashov, Institute for Basic Sciences
  • David Moore, Yale University
  • Holger Mueller, Berkeley University
  • Ho Jung Paik, University of Maryland 
  • Manu Paranjape, Universite de Montreal
  • Anirudh Prabhu, Stanford University
  • Mike Romalis, Princeton University
  • Brian Saam, University of Utah
  • Yannis Semetzidis, Center for Axion and Precision Physics Research
  • Ian Shipsey, University of Oxford
  • Justin Shortino, Indiana University 
  • Luca Taffarrello, INFN
  • Gustavo Marques-Tavares, Stanford University
  • Michael Tobar, University of Western Australia
  • Amar Vutha, University of Toronto
  • Tao Wang, University of California, Berkeley
  • Yiming Zhong, Boston University

If you are an invited speaker to this event, Perimeter Institute staff will contact you to coordinate ground transportation arrangements on your behalf.

If you need transportation while attending the conference, we offer suggestions below. If flying, we suggest that you book your flight to arrive at Toronto International Airport (YYZ) or the Region of Waterloo International Airport (YKF).

Boulevard Limousine (estimated travel time 1hr) The fare for Boulevard Limousine for one passenger is $118.00 to the Toronto Airport.  The fare for one passenger from the Toronto Airport to Waterloo is $133.00.  To make reservations, please visit their website or call 519-886-8090.

Airways Transit (estimated travel time 1hr) Airways Transit connects Toronto (Pearson), Hamilton (Munro), and Region of Waterloo International Airports with the Kitchener-Waterloo area by providing 24 hour shared ride door-to-door service. To make reservations online please visit their webiste of contact them by phone 24 hours: 519-886-2121.

0001 Toronto Cabs (estimated travel time 1hr)  Approximately $160.00 rate for one-way: Toronto International Airport to Waterloo. Call 416-809-5656. 
Note: One or more passengers can split this $160.00 rate.

Car Rentals Upon arrival in any of the terminals at Pearson International Airport there are a number of car rental agencies to choose from. Their booths are located on the arrivals level. The cost of a car rental is dependent upon the type of vehicle you would like and the length of the stay. 

Driving Directions 

  • From the airport, follow signs for Highway 427 South/Highway 401.  
  • Continue to follow signs for Highway 401 West - London.  
  • Proceed West on Highway 401.  
  • Exit Highway 401 at Highway 8 West.  
  • Take exit 278 (Highway 8 West) and follow 8 West for 5 km to Highway 85, towards Highway 7 East. 
  • Proceed on Highway 85 for 5 km to Bridgeport Road exit. Turn right at the off-ramp, traveling west.  
  • Follow Bridgeport Road for 2 km into downtown Waterloo.  
  • Bridgeport is a four-lane one-way road. It becomes Caroline Street at Albert Street. Continue straight ahead.  
  • Travel forward another 200 metres, but ease over into the right-hand lane. As you go down a hill and around a curve, look for the green Perimeter Institute sign on the right hand side. The parking lot entrance is just after the sign (past the historic grist mill that sits on the edge of Silver Lake).  
  • Turn right into the PI parking lot entrance.

If you are an invited speaker to this event, Perimeter Institute staff will contact you to coordinate hotel accommodations on your behalf.

If you need accommodations while attending the conference, we offer suggestions for lodging below.  When booking your reservation, please indicate that you will be attending a conference at Perimeter in order to receive the best possible rate.

Delta Waterloo 110 Erb Street West Waterloo, ON N2L 0C6
Phone: 1-888-890-3222
Distance from PI: 450 m

Waterloo Hotel 2 King Street North Waterloo, ON N2J 2W7
Phone: 519-885-2626
Distance from PI: 500 m

Comfort Inn 190 Weber Street North Waterloo, ON N2J 3H4
Phone: 519-747-9400
Distance from PI: 2.3 km

Walper Terrace Hotel 1 King Street West Kitchener, ON N2G 1A1
Phone: 519-745-4321
Distance from PI: 3.7 km

Crowne Plaza Kitchener-Waterloo 105 King Street East Waterloo, ON N2G 2K8
Phone: 519-744-4141
Distance from PI: 3.8 km

Four Points by Sheraton 547 King Street North Waterloo, ON N2L 5Z7
Phone: 519-884-0100
Distance from PI: 4.3 km

Holiday Inn Express & Suites 14 Benjamin Road Waterloo, ON N2V 2J9
Phone:  519-772-9800
Distance from PI:  5.6 km

Homewood Suites by Hilton 45 Benjamin Road Waterloo, ON N2V 2G8
Phone:  519-514-0088
Distance from PI:  5.6 km

Courtyard by Marriott 50 Benjamin Road East Waterloo, ON N2V 2J9
Phone: 519-884-9295
Distance from PI: 5.6 km

University of Waterloo Conference Centre 200 University Avenue West Waterloo, ON N2J 4C1
Phone:  1-800-565-5410
Distance from PI:  1.3 km

The Conference Centre accommodations include single and double rooms.  Each floor consists of 24 rooms with 2 large washrooms per floor (1 male and 1 female). Guest rooms are not air conditioned, but a limited number of fans are available on a first come first service basis. 

Scientific Organizers:

  • Asimina Arvanitaki, Perimeter Institute
  • Savas Dimopoulos, Stanford University
  • Mike Romalis, Princeton University
  • Yannis Semetzidis, Center for Axion and Precision Physics Research