While describing many aspects of the universe from its smallest components to the largest structures with amazing precision, the Standard Model still fails to account for some major phenomena, such as the dominance of matter over antimatter in the universe, the apparent observation of effects caused by so called dark matter and dark energy, and the structure of gravity.
Our experiments exploit many different techniques in atomic and nuclear physics. These include the manipulation of neutral atoms and ions to make precision measurements of nuclear decays and to measure their masses and moments. Others relate to the search for exotic decay modes such as neutrinoless double beta decay.
Specific projects include: