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.

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  • Joern Beyer, Physical Technical Federal Institute
  • Dimitry Budker, University of California, Berkeley
  • Andrew Geraci, University of Nevada
  • Giorgio Gratta, Stanford University
  • William Hersman, University of New Hampshire
  • Mark Kasevich, Stanford University
  • Konrad Lehnert, JILA
  • Andrei Matlashov, Institute for Basic Sciences
  • Holger Mueller, Berkeley University
  • Michael Tobar, University of Western Australia

More speakers to be announced

Scientific Organizers:

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