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Quantum Institute : 2012 Quantum Lunch Seminar Schedule


  • Coordinator
    Adolfo del Campo
  • Quantum Lunch Location:
    T-Division Conference Room, TA-3,
    Building 123, Room 121

Quantum Institute: Visitor Schedule

The Quantum Lunch is regularly held on Thursdays in the Theoretical Division Conference Room, TA-3, Building 123, Room 121.

The organizing committee includes Ryan O. Behunin (T-4 & CNLS), Malcolm Boshier (P-21), Adolfo del Campo (T-4 & CNLS), Michael Di Rosa (C-PCS), Ivar Martin (T-4), Changhyun Ryu (P-21), Rolando D. Somma (T-4), Christopher Ticknor (T-1), and Wojciech H. Zurek (T-4).

For more information, or to nominate a speaker, contact Adolfo del Campo.

To add your name to the Quantum Lunch email list, contact Ellie Vigil.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Speaker: Tanja E. Mehlstaubler

(Physikalisch-Technische-Bundesanstalt, Center for Quantum Engineering & Space Time Research)

Technical Host: Adolfo del Campo

TOPIC: Optical Clocks - Search for Physics beyond the Standard Model

Time and frequency are the most accurately measurable quantities today. Optical clocks, now reaching relative frequency inaccuracies as low as 10-17, will open up a new field of search for deviations in the predictions of Einstein's general relativity, tests of modern unifying theories and the development of new sensors for gravity and navigation. I will introduce the concept of optical clocks, present the status of clock development at PTB and discuss on going projects for continental and intercontinental clock comparisons. Further on, I will discuss the status of fundamental tests of our standard model by means of high-precision spectroscopy as well as future applications of time and frequency metrology.

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