Measurement of the neutron electric dipole moment


Event details

Date and time 09.04.2018 16:1517:15  
Place and room
Speaker Prof. Klaus Kirch, Paul Scherrer Institute, Villigen / ETHZ
Category Conferences - Seminars

A permanent electric dipole moment (EDM) of a particle with spin violates time reversal symmetry. To date no finite EDM has been measured yet despite considerable search efforts world-wide and in various systems. The limits provide severe constraints on the Standard Model of Particle Physics and on theories beyond it. The most sensitive search for the EDM of the neutron is being pursued at PSI. I will present an introduction to the field of EDM research and its present status, and give the latest update from the effort at PSI including a new result on ultra-light axion dark matter.

Practical information

  • General public
  • Free


  • Section de Physique