High Energy Joint Theory/Experiment seminar: "Quantum Technologies for New-physics Searches in the Laboratory and in Space"
Marianna Safronova (University of Delaware)
The extraordinary advances in quantum control of matter and light have been transformative for atomic and molecular precision measurements enabling probes of the most basic laws of Nature to gain a fundamental understanding of the physical Universe. Exceptional versatility, inventiveness, and rapid development of precision experiments supported by continuous technological advances and improved atomic and molecular theory led to rapid development of many avenues to explore new physics. I will give a broad overview of atomic physics searches for physics beyond the standard model of elementary particles. Several examples will be highlighted, including dark matter searches with atomic and nuclear clocks, tests of fundamental symmetries, and new ideas for searches of physics beyond the standard model with quantum sensors in space.