School on Table-Top Experiments for Fundamental Physics

Event Type: Conference
Scientific Area(s):
Particle Physics
End date:

This School aims at bringing together graduate students and junior postdocs, both theorists and experimentalists, who are interested in proposing and realizing new table-top experiments to test fundamental physics. The goal is to allow them to interact and learn from each other, forming a community.

The School will consist of some theoretical lectures for experimentalists, and experimental lectures for theorists. The scope is to offer basic and relevant notions of each field to physicists with a different background, in order to fill some of the gaps of the respective academic curricula.

The theoretical lectures will cover a review of the Standard Model with emphasis on precision tests, such as the search of new long-range forces and of electrical dipole moments. Another main topic will be a focused introduction on Dark Matter, looking at its cosmological production mechanisms, its impact on astrophysics and cosmology, and its laboratory detection.

On the experimental side, the School will cover a range of techniques for probing weak electromagnetic fields, short distance forces, single photons, fundamental electric dipole moments, as well as atom interferometers and optomechanical sensors.

Registration for this event will open May 1.

 

Territorial Land Acknowledgement

Perimeter Institute acknowledges that it is situated on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee, and Neutral peoples.

Perimeter Institute is located on the Haldimand Tract. After the American Revolution, the tract was granted by the British to the Six Nations of the Grand River and the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation as compensation for their role in the war and for the loss of their traditional lands in upstate New York. Of the 950,000 acres granted to the Haudenosaunee, less than 5 percent remains Six Nations land. Only 6,100 acres remain Mississaugas of the Credit land. 

We thank the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee, and Neutral peoples for hosting us on their land.