Topical Group on Precision Measurement & Fundamental Constants

The Topical Group on Precision Measurement & Fundamental Constants is a subunit of the American Physical Society. Its objective is to serve as a focus for research related to investigating and testing the fundamental laws of physics and their underlying connections, determining fundamental constants, and developing and improving basic measurement standards, with special emphasis on the high precision experiments that are characteristic of such research.

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Congratulations to Our Newest APS Fellows

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Congratulations to Prize & Award Recipients

2019 Norman F. Ramsey Prize
Jun Ye
JILA, NIST/University of Colorado, Boulder
"For ground-breaking contributions to precision measurements and the quantum control of atomic and molecular systems, including atomic clocks."

2019 Francis M. Pipkin Award
Tanya Zelevinsky
Columbia University
"For pioneering research on producing ultracold molecules confined in optical lattices and using them for precision spectroscopy, molecular clock techniques, and tests of fundamental physics."

News & Announcements

2019 GPMFC Election
Congratulations to the newly elected incoming GPMFC officers: David Hanneke (Vice Chair), Eric Burt (Secretary/Treasurer), Jaideep Singh (Member At Large) and Lindley Winslow (Member At Large). Their terms will commence on Oct 1, 2019.

GPMFC Workshops
The next workshop will be held as a satellite meeting with the 2020 DAMOP meeting in Portland.

Over 140 were in attendance at the satellite workshop, "New Ideas in Dark Matter Searches," at the 2019 APS April Meeting. Thanks to Marianna Safronova, Dima Budker, and Asimina Arvanitaki for organizing this successful event!
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2019 Student Poster Competition
The winner of the best student poster at the 2019 GPMFC Workshop is William Thompson (Yale) “Testing DAMA/LIBRA's Claim of Dark Matter Discovery with COSINE-100”.
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Call for Papers, Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy:
The JMS has announced a special issue on Precision Spectroscopy for Fundamental Physics, with a manuscript submission deadline of August 1, 2019. Click here for more information.

Announcement of a New Section Heading in Physical Review A: "The Fundamental Role of Precision Measurement in Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics"