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Magic, Precise and Electroweak

September 16, 2013 3:30PM to 4:30PM
Presenter 
Andrei Derevianko, University of Nevada at Reno
Location 
Building 203, Room R150
Type 
Seminar
Series 
Abstract:
In the first part of the seminar, I will review a novel and rapidly developing class of atomic clocks: optical lattice clocks, which have reached a relative accuracy of 10 (-17) - 10 (-18). In the second part, I will provide an overview of atomic searches for new physics beyond the Standard Model. In particular, I will report on a refined analysis of experiments on parity violation in atoms. Our raised bound on the mass of Z', a hypothetical extra Z-boson, improves upon the Tevatron results and carves out a lower-energy part of the discovery reach of the Large Hadron Collider.