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434. Wilhelm und Else Heraeus-Seminar

Precision Experiments at Lowest Energies for Fundamental Tests and Constants

June 15 - 17, 2009, Physikzentrum Bad Honnef, Germany


Invited Speakers

List of invited speakers

Basic interactions and their tests (Session 1)
Gravitation Claus Lämmerzahl
The experimental exploration of the nature of gravity
Center for Applied Space Technology and Microgravity, University Bremen
Electromagnetic interaction
(Z·α << 1)
Savely Karshenboim
Precision tests of quantum electrodynamics with light hydrogen-like atoms
MPI Quantenoptik, Garching
(Z·α ≈ 1) Vladimir Shabaev
Quantum electrodynamics in strong electromagnetic fields
State University, St. Petersburg
Spectroscopy of low-Z atoms Thomas Udem
Fundamental physics with hydrogen-like systems
MPI Quantenoptik, Garching
Fundamental tests (Session 2)
Antimatter experiments Ryugo Hayano
Antimatter experiments
University of Tokyo
SRT Stephan Schiller
Precision laser tests of the isotropy of the speed of light
Universität Düsseldorf
CPT Rob Timmermans
Atomic parity violation
KVI Groningen
E = mc2 Michael Jentschel
How heavy are photons: a direct test of E = mc2
ILL Grenoble
FEL spectroscopy Joachim Ullrich
Ions and photons: A brilliant marriage at free electron lasers
MPI Kernphysik, Heidelberg
Fundamental tests and constants I (Session 4)
Unitarity of CKM John Hardy
Testing CVC and CKM unitarity via superallowed nuclear beta decay
Texas A&M University
Lorentzinvarianz Werner Heil
Clock-comparison experiments for testing Lorentz invariance
Universität Mainz
Fundamental constants Peter Mohr
Status and future for fundamental constants
NIST, Gaithersburg
Electron mass Me Günter Werth
Determination of the electron mass
Universität Mainz
Fundamental tests and constants II (Session 5)
Neutrino mass Christian Weinheimer
Direct determination of the neutrino mass
Universität Münster
Avogadro constant Peter Becker
The Avogadro constant and the kilogram
PTB Braunschweig
Fine structure constant α    
helium FS Eric Hessels
Helium fine structure - progress towards a determination of the fine-structure constant.
York University, Toronto
SI standards R. Davis
Experiments to underpin a new SI
BIPM Sèvres
Storage rings X-ray spectroscopy Thomas Stöhlker
Precision tests of quantum electrodynamics in the strong and critical-field regime
GSI Darmstadt
New approaches (Session 6)
Frequency standards
atom clocks Fritz Riehle
Optical atomic clocks based on neutral atoms for precision metrology
PTB Braunschweig
ion clocks Till Rosenband
Search for variation of alpha by use of single-ion optical clocks
NIST & JILA, Boulder
Strong Interaction Siegfried Bethke
Precision measurements of the running strong coupling
MPI Physik, München
Antiproton gravity tests Jochen Walz
Towards laser-cooling of antihydrogen and future experiments in antimatter gravity
Universität Mainz
New facilities (Session 7)
Weak interaction Nathal Severijns
Investigating basic properties of the weak interaction at low energies
KU Leuven
HITRAP Wolfgang Quint
Tests of bound-state QED at HITRAP, GSI
GSI Darmstadt
Atomic masses Szilard Nagy
High-precision atomic masses with applications in fundamental physics
MPI Kernphysik, Heidelberg
Plans at KVI Groningen Klaus Jungmann
Time-reversal and parity-violation experiments at KVI, Groningen
KVI Groningen