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November 29, 2018 | 3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Category: Lecture
Location: Physics #245 | Map
666 W. Hancock
Detroit, MI 48201
Cost: Free
Audience: Academic Staff, Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Parents, Prospective Students, Staff

Speaker:  Prof Gerald Gabrielse

                Board of Trustees Professor at Northwestern University
                Director of the Center for Fundamental Physics on a Tabletop
                Levenson Professor of Physics at Harvard (emeritus)

Title: Stringent Tabletop Tests of the Standard Model:  A Tale of the Electron's Electric and Magnetic Dipole Moments

Abstract: The standard model's most precise prediction -- of the size of the electron magnetic moment -- is tested using a single electron suspended by itself for months at a time in a tabletop-sized measurement.   Also, a new measurement of the electrons's other moment -- its electric dipole moment - was just completed in a very different tabletop measurement.  The standard model and proposed alternatives/additions differ sharply in their predictions of the size of this moment.

For more information about this event, please contact Alexey A Petrov at 7-2739 or apetrov@wayne.edu.