Workshop on "Precision-measurement Searches for New Physics" 2020

Fifth annual workshop of the Group on Precision Measurements and Fundamental Constants

June 1, 2020

"Precision-measurement searches for new physics" is a one-day workshop organized by the APS Topical Group on Precision Measurements and Fundamental Constants (GPMFC). It will take place in Portland, Oregon on June 1, 2020 – the day before the DAMOP meeting begins. It will be held at the same venue as the DAMOP meeting.

The goal of the workshop is to survey forefront efforts in searches for physics beyond the Standard Model with precision measurements. The workshop will be complemented by invited talks at the DAMOP meeting on the same subject.

Workshop invited speakers and tentative topics

Marcus Arndt, University of Vienna, Quantum superpositions of macroscopic objects

Nick Hutzler, Caltech, Searching for New Particles and Forces with Polyatomic Molecules

Nergis Mavalvala, MIT, Advanced LIGO: future perspectives and new physics searches

David Moore, Yale, Precision searches for new physics using optically levitated microspheres

Gilad Perez, Weizmann Institute, Ultralight Bosonic Dark Matter

Piet Schmidt, University of Hannover, Highly-charged ion clocks for fundamental physics

Alex Sushkov, Boston University, Dark matter searches using precision NMR techniques

Jacob Talor, JQI, Review on tabletop experiments on the connection between gravity and quantum mechanics

Peter Thirolf, LMU, Germany, Development of the nuclear clock & future perspectives

Ariel Zhitnitsky, University of British Columbia, Axion-Quark-Nugget dark matter

Workshop Registration

Register early - workshop space is limited

(1) If you are attending DAMOP 2020 meeting, register for the Monday workshop when you are registering for the DAMOP meeting. Check the “GPMFC Workshop: Precision-measurement searches for new physics” box on the registration form. Registration fee: $75.

To encourage and support the student attendance of the workshop, the student registration fee is only $25 — there is a separate box for the student workshop registration.

(2) If you are not attending DAMOP meeting, fill in the DAMOP meeting form only for the workshop registration and e-mail to Don Wise at APS at with a subject line “Registration for the GPMFC workshop” or fax to (301) 209-3652 (address the fax to Don Wise). He will register you. This cannot be done via online registration.

Poster Session

Posters are highly encouraged!

The workshop will include a poster session. To submit a poster, e-mail you name, affiliation, and a title of your poster to Number of posters at the poster session is limited due to the space constraints so e-mail your poster title as soon as possible. If you are giving a talk/poster at the DAMOP meeting relevant to the subject of the workshop, you may still submit poster on the same subject at the workshop.

Contact Information

If you have any questions about the workshop e-mail Marianna Safronova at

Workshop Organizers

Marianna Safronova (University of Delaware)
Dmitry Budker (Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz and University of California, Berkeley)
Holger Müller (University of California, Berkeley)