Netherlands, Ameland

Search for New Physics with Low-Energy Precision Tests

when 11 June 2017 - 17 June 2017
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 600

This summer school is about the search for new physics beyond the Standard Model (SM) using small-scale experiments. Low-energy precision tests are a very promising alternative to high energy accelerator research in this field.

Using a combination of precision tabletop experiments, quantum structure calculations and particle-physics theory, the understanding of the foundations of our universe can be tested at energies that effectively surpass those available at the largest particle accelerators. Leading experts will provide an overview of both experimental and theoretical aspects of this exciting field of research.

Topics will include the status of the Standard Model and its extensions, parity violation, search for the electron electric dipole moment and for variation of the fundamental constants, methods to manipulate and control atoms, ions and molecules, and theoretical approaches.


Confirmed lecturers:
•Dmitry Budker, Johannes Gutenberg Universität-Mainz, Germany and University of California at Berkely, USA
•Peter Schwerdtfeger, Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand
•Julian Berengut, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
•Wim Ubachs, VU Amsterdam, The Netherlands
•Kjeld Eikema, VU Amsterdam, The Netherlands
•Rob Timmermanns, University of Groningen, the Netherlands

Course leader

Prof. Steven Hoekstra
Dr. Anastasia Borschevsky

Target group

Master students, PhDs and Postdocs

Course aim

By bringing together enthusiastisc scientists and students from different disciplines connected to the search for physics beyond the Standard Model we hope to foster the development of this field, and to encourage new collaborations.

Credits info

A certificate of attendance will be awarded.

Fee info

EUR 600: The fee ( € 600 * ) includes:
* Housing
* Participation in the programme
* Lunches
* Coffee/tea
* Dinners (including conference dinner)
* Excursions
* Welcoming drinks

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