12-16 October 2015
Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Europe/Budapest timezone

Precision Tests of Quantum Electrodynamics with Highly Charged Ions

Oct 14, 2015, 9:00 AM
45m
Kis terem (Small conference room) (Hungarian Academy of Sciences)

Kis terem (Small conference room)

Hungarian Academy of Sciences

1051 Budapest, Széchenyi tér 9.

Speaker

Prof. Wolfgang Quint (GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH, Darmstadt, Germany; University of Heidelberg, Physikalisches Institut)

Description

Precise measurements of magnetic moments and masses with individual particles in Penning traps have opened opportunities for fundamental tests of physical theories. The determination of the magnetic moment of the electron bound in highly charged ions is a sensitive test of the theory of bound-state Quantum Electrodynamics. At the same time, such precision experiments - together with atomic theory - make it possible to determine fundamental constants, like the electron mass, the fine-structure constant, and the proton magnetic moment. Supported by BMBF, DFG, the Helmholtz Association, HGS-HIRE, IMPRS for Quantum Dynamics, and the Max-Planck Society.

Primary author

Prof. Wolfgang Quint (GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH, Darmstadt, Germany; University of Heidelberg, Physikalisches Institut)

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