The neutron electric dipole moment experiment at the TUM
Prof. Peter Fierlinger Physik Department & Excellence-Cluster 'Universe'
The discovery of a neutron electric dipole moment (nEDM) would provide an unambiguous indication of time reversal violation in a fundamental system, a necessary ingredient for the explanation of the matter anti-matter asymmetry in the universe. Current experimental limitations on the nEDM are roughly 6 orders of magnitude above the Standard Model (SM) prediction and so searches for the nEDM provide powerful tests of physics beyond the SM. Our new nEDM experiment currently under construction at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM) is seeking to improve this limit up to 2 orders of magnitude. A contextual overview of the relevant physics will be given, and developments in the TUM nEDM experiment, including the recent installation of a world-record magnetically shielded room and some cool technological developments, will be presented. Please join my
talk, in last week's MLL colloquium only 8 people were present!!