Physics at Virginia

"To the Standard Models and beyond with beta decay"

Leendert Hayen , NCSU
[Host: Stefan Baessler]

While the Standard Model of particle physics is one of the most successful constructed theories in history, several questions remain unanswered, such as the nature of dark matter, the neutrino mass mechanism, the matter-antimatter asymmetry and elemental abundance in the universe. All of these are intimately intertwined with the electroweak interaction responsible for free neutron and nuclear beta decays, making them an ideal laboratory for precision studies to unearth hidden features of Beyond Standard Models physics. In this talk, I will present a brief overview of recent theoretical and experimental progress in this vibrant field, sketch the impact and status of the Nab experiment and show how quantum sensing technology can open up a promising new direction. 

Friday, December 2, 2022
3:30 PM
Clark Hall, Room 108
Note special room.

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