University of Waterloo
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Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1
Phone: (519) 888-4567 ext 32215
Fax: (519) 746-8115
University of Toronto
Everything in the universe, as far as we can see, is made of matter. The Big Bang should have created equal amounts of matter and anti-matter, yet there is no natural anti-matter anywhere. The reason for this asymmetry is one of the big puzzles in fundamental physics, and its origin is expected to lie in undiscovered physics beyond the Standard Model.
Remarkably, it turns out that plain old electrons can behave like a very sensitive "antenna", to probe the new physics responsible for our asymmetric universe. And embedding these electrons within atoms and molecules further amplifies their sensitivity. All this puts the discovery of new physics (almost) within the reach of precise atomic & molecular experiments.
I will give a simple introduction to this field of precision physics, and describe some of our dreams and experiments at Toronto.
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The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is centralized within our Indigenous Initiatives Office.