Questioning Fundamental Physical Principles

4/3-006 - TH Conference Room (CERN)

4/3-006 - TH Conference Room


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Nikos Mavromatos (University of London (GB))
The discovery of the Higgs Boson at the LHC marks the apotheosis of quantum field theory, but there is no sign of standard BSM physics, leaving many physicists wondering whether the Higgs is all there is. The standard theoretical framework is beset by paradoxes, such as black-hole physics, the problems of measurement and decoherence in quantum theory. These lead some theorists to question the fundamental principles of Lorentz-invariance, the equivalence principle and locality, with possible consequences for CPT Violation and other matter-antimatter differences. The latter could be probed in experiments at CERN and elsewhere, as well as having implications for Early-Universe Cosmology. This workshop will bring together theorists exploring these issues as well as experimentalists confronting their ideas. The workshop is funded partially by the CERN Theory Division, the ERC Advanced Investigator Grant of John Ellis (267352) and by the COST Action MP1006 "Fundamental Problems in Quantum Physics".
  • Adrian Bevan
  • Andrzej Kupsc
  • Angelo Bassi
  • Antonio De Santis
  • Antonio Di Domenico
  • Apostolos Pilaftsis
  • Banibrata Mukhopadhyay
  • Barbara Clerbaux
  • Beatrix C. Hiesmayr
  • Blas Diego
  • Catalina Oana Curceanu
  • Christoph Schwanda
  • Claus Laemmerzahl
  • Craig Hogan
  • Dieter Grzonka
  • Eberhard Widmann
  • Edoardo Milotti
  • Elias Kiritsis
  • Fabio Sciarrino
  • Gabriela Barenboim
  • Gerald Gabrielse
  • Giovanni Passaleva
  • Graham Shore
  • Henry Lubatti
  • Jack Steinberger
  • James Pinfold
  • Johann Marton
  • Keith Alison Olive
  • Klaus Schubert
  • Marco De Cesare
  • marco genoevse
  • Maria Fidecaro
  • Massimo Blasone
  • Michael Charlton
  • Michael Doser
  • Mikhail Shaposhnikov
  • Nikos Mavromatos
  • Pawel Moskal
  • Rabindra Mohapatra
  • Ryugo Hayano
  • Sarben Sarkar
  • Silvia Pascoli
  • Silvia Tentindo
  • Stefano Liberati
  • Thomas Durt
  • Vasiliki Mitsou
  • Vincent Debierre
  • Walter Oelert
  • Xiao-Rui Lu
  • Yu Shi
    • 9:00 AM 9:05 AM
      Opening: N.E. Mavromatos
      Convener: Nikos Mavromatos (University of London (GB))
      • 9:00 AM
        Welcome 5m
        Speaker: Prof. Nikos Mavromatos (University of London (GB))
    • 9:05 AM 10:35 AM
      Session I: Chair: N.E. Mavromatos
      • 9:05 AM
        Latest on Supersymmetry, Higgs and LHC Physics 30m
        Speaker: Jonathan R. Ellis (CERN)
      • 9:35 AM
        Discrete Symmetries T, CP and CPT 30m
        Speaker: Jose Bernabeu (Universidad de Valencia)
      • 10:05 AM
        CPT and neutrinos 30m
        Speaker: Gabriela Barenboim
    • 10:35 AM 11:00 AM
      coffee break 25m
    • 11:00 AM 1:00 PM
      Session II: Chair: J. Bernabeu
      • 11:00 AM
        Experimental prospects for T and CPT symmetries tests in the B meson system 30m
        Speaker: Adrian Bevan (University of London (GB))
      • 11:30 AM
        Testing fundamental physical principles with entangled neutral K mesons 30m
        Speaker: Antonio Di Domenico (Universita e INFN, Roma I (IT))
      • 12:00 PM
        Fundamental Physics results at LHCb and future perspectives 30m
        Speaker: Giovanni Passaleva (INFN Florence (IT))
      • 12:30 PM
        Time-dependent CP violation and stability of the entangled B Bbar state at Belle 30m
        Speaker: Christoph Schwanda (Austrian Academy of Sciences)
    • 1:00 PM 2:30 PM
      Lunch 1h 30m
    • 2:30 PM 4:00 PM
      Session III: Chair: Sarben Sarkar
      • 2:30 PM
        On Lorentz violation and the origin of Gravity 30m
        Speaker: Elias Kiritsis (Unknown)
      • 3:00 PM
        Test of CPT and Lorentz symmetry with entangled K0's 30m
        Speaker: Dr Antonio De Santis (U. di Roma "La Sapienza")
      • 3:30 PM
        Prospects for studies of discrete symmetries with positronium 30m
        Speaker: Pawel Moskal (Jagiellonian University)
    • 4:00 PM 4:30 PM
      coffee break 30m
    • 4:30 PM 6:00 PM
      Session IV: Chair: B. Hiesmayr
      • 4:30 PM
        Physics with entangled neutral D mesons at BES-III and future perspectives 30m
        Speaker: Dr Xiaorui Lu
      • 5:00 PM
        Some general results on CP and CPT violating parameters determined from C=-1 and C=+1 entangled states 30m
        Speaker: Prof. Yu Shi
      • 5:30 PM
        The possible existence of a Time Operator and its possible refutal in meson experiments 30m
        Speaker: Prof. Thomas Durt
    • 9:00 AM 10:30 AM
      Session V: Chair: John Ellis
      • 9:00 AM
        Inflation & Supersymmetry 30m
        Speaker: Keith Alison Olive (University of Minnesota (US))
      • 9:30 AM
        Higgs inflation at the critical point 30m
        Speaker: Mikhail Shaposhnikov (EPFL)
      • 10:00 AM
        Testing Baryogenesis at the LHC 30m
        Speaker: Rabindra Mohapatra (University of Maryland)
    • 10:30 AM 11:00 AM
      coffee break 30m
    • 11:00 AM 1:00 PM
      Session VI: Chair: G. Barenboim
      • 11:00 AM
        Neutrinos and Leptogenesis in Early Universe 30m
        Speaker: Silvia Pascoli (University of Durham (GB))
      • 11:30 AM
        Flavour and Thermal Effects on Leptogenesis 30m
        Speaker: Apostolos Pilaftsis (University of Manchester)
      • 12:00 PM
        Vacuum Energy and \Lambda: a new perspective 30m
        Speaker: Naresh Dadhich
      • 12:30 PM
        Strings, and CPT Violating Baryon Asymmetry in the Universe 30m
        Speaker: Sarben Sarkar (King's College London)
    • 1:00 PM 2:00 PM
      Lunch 1h
    • 2:00 PM 3:10 PM
      TH Colloquium: V A Rubakov (The Null energy Condition, its Violation and Creation of a Universe in the Laboratory)
    • 3:10 PM 4:40 PM
      Session VII: Chair: C. Curceanu
      • 3:10 PM
        CPTV leptogenesis 30m
        Speaker: Banibrata Mukhopadhyaya
      • 3:40 PM
        flavor neutrino states and quantum entanglement 30m
        Speaker: M. Blasone
      • 4:10 PM
        Recent developments in Collapse Models 30m
        Speaker: Angelo Bassi
    • 4:40 PM 5:05 PM
      Coffee break 25m
    • 5:05 PM 6:35 PM
      Session VIII: Chair: E. Milotti
      • 5:05 PM
        CP violation and quantum entanglement and possible spontaneous collapses of the wave function 30m
        Speaker: Beatrix Hiesmayr (University of Vienna)
      • 5:35 PM
        X-ray experiments to test collapse models 30m
        Speaker: Catalina Curceanu (LNF-INFN)
      • 6:05 PM
        VIP-2 at Gran Sasso - an experiment to test the Pauli Principle for electrons 30m
        Speaker: Johann Marton (Oesterreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften)
    • 9:00 AM 10:45 AM
      Session IX: Chair: A. Di Domenico
      • 9:00 AM
        Boson Sampling via integrated quatum photonics 30m
        Speaker: Fabio Sciarrino
      • 9:30 AM
        Probing the space-time structure: the holometer experiment at Fermilab 45m
        Speaker: Craig Hogan
      • 10:15 AM
        Improving interferometers by quantum light: is possible testing quantum gravity on an Optical bench? 30m
        Speaker: Marco Genovese (Universita degli Studi di Torino)
    • 10:45 AM 11:15 AM
      coffee break 30m
    • 11:15 AM 1:15 PM
      Session X: Chair: J. Marton
      • 11:15 AM
        Hyperfine structure of antihydrogen in ASCUSA 30m
        Speaker: Eberhard Widmann (Austrian Academy of Sciences (AT))
      • 11:45 AM
        Physics of ASACUSA: the spectroscopy of antiprotonic helium 30m
        Speaker: Prof. Ryugo Hayano (University of Tokyo (JP))
      • 12:15 PM
        Antihydrogen physics with ALPHA 30m
        Speaker: Michael Charlton (Swansea University)
      • 12:45 PM
        The ELENA project at CERN 30m
        Speaker: Walter Oelert (Johannes-Gutenberg-Universitaet Mainz (DE))
    • 1:15 PM 2:45 PM
      Lunch 1h 30m
    • 2:45 PM 4:30 PM
      Session XI: Chair: E. Widmann
      • 2:45 PM
        The most preicise tests of the standard model and its symmetries 45m
        Speaker: Gerald Gabrielse (Harvard University (US))
      • 3:30 PM
        Overview of Physics results at CMS 30m
        Speaker: Barbara Clerbaux (Inter-University Institute for High Energies (BE))
      • 4:00 PM
        Overview of Physics results at ATLAS 30m
        Speaker: Prof. Henry Lubatti (University of Washington (US))
    • 4:30 PM 5:00 PM
      coffee break 30m
    • 5:00 PM 6:00 PM
      Session XII: Chair: N. E. Mavromatos
      • 5:00 PM
        on dark photon searches 30m
        Speaker: Andrzej Kupsc
      • 5:30 PM
        Photon-photon scattering and the nature of QED vacuum: experimental approaches 30m
        Speaker: Prof. Edoardo Milotti
    • 9:00 AM 10:40 AM
      Session XIII: Chair: A. Pilaftsis
      • 9:00 AM
        Questioning causality, unitarity and CPT in curved spacetime QFT 30m
        Speaker: Graham Martin Shore (Swansea University (GB))
      • 9:30 AM
        The Continuing Quest for the Magnetic Monopole 30m
        Speaker: James Pinfold (University of Alberta (CA))
      • 10:00 AM
        Lorentz breaking effective field theories: phenomenology and constraints 40m
        Speaker: Stefano Liberati
    • 10:40 AM 11:10 AM
      coffee break 30m
    • 11:10 AM 12:40 PM
      Session XIV: Chair: A. Di Domenico
      • 11:10 AM
        Tests of fundamental principles 30m
        Speaker: C. Laemmerzahl
      • 11:40 AM
        The AEGIS experiment at the CERN antiproton decelerator 30m
        Speaker: Michael Doser (CERN)
      • 12:10 PM
        Experimental status of Supersymmetry 30m
        Speaker: Dr Vasiliki Mitsou (IFIC Valencia (ES))
    • 12:40 PM 1:00 PM
      Closing: 50 years of CP Violation: Chair: John Ellis, Speaker: Jack Steinberger

      Jack Steinberger

      • 12:40 PM
        50 years of CP violation 20m
        Speaker: Jack Steinberger (Sezione di Pisa (IT))