Workshop on "Precision-measurement Searches for New Physics"

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

May 28, 2018

"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 Fort Lauderdale, Florida on May 28, 2018 – the day before the DAMOP meeting begins. It will be held at the same venue as the DAMOP meeting (Room: Convention Center 315/316).

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

Workshop Program

9:00 Marianna Safronova, University of Delaware
Introduction: Precision-measurement searches for new physics
9:30 Dave DeMille, Yale University
New physics at high energy scales via electric dipole moments
10:00 Guglielmo Tino, University of Florence, LENS, INFN, Italy
Testing gravity with cold atom interferometry
10:30 Coffee break
11:00 Jun Ye, JILA, NIST and Univeresity of Colorado
Search for the dark matter with an atomic clock
11:30 Maria Simanovskaia, University of California, Berkeley
Status of the HAYSTAC experiment
12:00 Nils Huntemann, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, Germany
Limits of the Einstein equivalence principle from clock comparisons at PTB
12:30 Lunch
14:00 William Bertsche, University of Manchester, UK
Precision measurements with trapped antihydrogen
14:30 Klaus Blaum, Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics, Germany
Precision measurements of fundamental properties of atoms and nuclei in Penning traps
15:00 José Crespo López-Urrutia, Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics, Germany
Fundamental studies using VUV and EUV frequency metrology with highly charged ions
15:30 Coffee and posters
16:30 Roee Ozeri, Weizmann Institute, Israel
Probing new physics with Isotope shift spectroscopy
17:00 Lothar Maisenbacher, Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, Germany
Hydrogen spectroscopy and the proton radius puzzle
17:30 Dmitry Budker, Helmholtz Institute Mainz, Germany and UC Berkeley


Workshop Registration

(1) If you are attending DAMOP 2018 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)