YQI Seminar: Oriol Romero-Isart, Institute for the Quantum Optics and Quantum Information, "Levitated Nanoparticles in Macroscopic Quantum Superpositions: Pushing the Boundaries of Quantum Mechanics"

In recent years, advancements in optically levitated nanoparticles have enabled the cooling of their center-of-mass motion to the quantum ground state. As a result, a nanoparticle, which comprises billions of atoms, becomes delocalized over picometer scales. This talk aims to explore the challenges and requirements of achieving a macroscopic quantum superposition of a nanoparticle, in which the center-of-mass position is delocalized over orders of magnitude larger scales.

NPA Seminar: Berndt Mueller, Duke/Yale, "What can energy-energy correlators tell us?"

Energy-energy correlators (EEC) have been proposed as new powerful tools to explore the substructure of QCD jets. Compared with other tools that are used to characterize jet substructure they have the advantage of being firmly anchors in QCD, and their scale evolution is well defined and calculable in perturbative QCD. Experimental data indicate a rapid transition from a regime (at large relative angles) that is well described by perturbative parton splitting to a regime (at small relative angles) where the EECs are described by statistical emission of hadrons.

Introduction to the Advanced Prototyping Center

In this workshop we will cover the equipment available at the Wright Lab Advanced Prototyping Center and how to get started designing parts. Basics of CNC laser and abrasive water jet cutting will be included, as well as an introduction to 3D printing. No prior experience is required, but having an idea for a project that you may want to get started on would be great. We will start off with a classroom presentation and then have a quick tour of the facilities.

Summer 2023 EHS Orientation for Wright Lab Research Shop Users

Wright Lab will host a 1-hour Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Shop Orientation on Tuesday, June 13 at 10:00 a.m. The EHS shop orientation is offered each semester and is required to be taken once by anyone who would like to gain access and make use of the research and teaching shops at Wright Lab.
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Book Launch: Steve Lamoreaux, Yale, "The Historical and Physical Foundations of Quantum Mechanics: A Brief Tour with Comments on the History of the Atomic Theory"

Given that a search on for books on ‘quantum theory’ returns over 10,000 hits while searching for ‘quantum physics’ returns over 20,000, one might wonder if the world needs yet another book on the subject. These numbers correspond to one book a day for 30 years, ranging from advanced mathematical treatises to books without a single equation, from deep philosophical debates between authors with different understandings of the subject, to textbooks teaching the methodology and various applications.

CAEN visit to Yale Physics: Marco Locatelli, CAEN Technologies, "Perspective on Digital DAQ”

The visit will be an opportunity to discuss new CAEN and Nalu Scientific products.
Providing cutting edge technology for Physics and Applied Physics DAQ remains CAEN main focus. New product families became available in the past few months that can fulfill the needs of next-gen experiments in the Neutrino, Dark Matter, Gamma/Neutron Spectroscopy fields, thanks to improved technologies and innovative solutions.

Special Seminar: Ken Bloom, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, "How to do Particle Physics in a Climate Emergency?"

The pursuit of particle physics, or any kind of discovery-driven research, requires a stable and prosperous society. Today, our society is increasingly threatened by global climate change. Human-influenced climate change has already impacted weather patterns, and global warming will only increase unless deep reductions in emissions of CO2 and other greenhouse gases are achieved.

NPA Seminar, Trevor Wright, University of Colorado, Boulder "A New Bound on the Electron's Electric Dipole Moment"

The Standard Model cannot explain the dominance of matter over anti-matter in our universe, which indicates the existence of undiscovered time-reversal (T) symmetry violation. Proposed particle physics theories predict new particles that violate T-symmetry, which generically induce an electric dipole moment in the electron (eEDM). I will present the most precise measurement of the eEDM to date using electrons confined inside molecular ions, subject to a huge intra-molecular electric field, and evolving coherently for up to three seconds.

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