Low-energy probes of new physics

02.430 (Mainz Institute for Theoretical Physics, Johannes Gutenberg University)


Mainz Institute for Theoretical Physics, Johannes Gutenberg University

Staudingerweg 9 / 2nd floor, 55128 Mainz

Astrometric observations reveal that most of the energy content of the Universe is of unknown form and thus provide a compelling case for the existence of physics beyond the Standard Model. Although we have long expected that new physics would appear at high energies, we have not yet established such. In this context it is more important than ever to scrutinize the discovery prospects of low energy precision measurements, which can also be exquisitely sensitive to new, light, weakly coupled degrees of freedom. Consequently the major topics of this workshop include but are not limited to fundamental neutron physics, searches for permanent electric dipole moments (EDMs) in a broad sweep of systems, searches for exotic effects such as "axion-like" particles, studies of parity violation, and fundamental muon physics. We will also include discussion of SM radiative corrections and matrix elements, particularly in hadronic systems. Theoretical and experimental participants will include workers in these areas, and particularly phenomenologists with expertise in the particle physics and QCD analysis of processes occurring in nucleons, nuclei, atoms, and molecules.

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