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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

(PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM) Experimental Quantum Geometry: Testing the Stillness of Space

Description:
It is possible that new physics of quantum geometry at the Planck scale has observable effects on macroscopic scales. There may be no such thing as a massive body at rest; there may be a universal noise in position with Planck spectral density. Some theoretical motivations behind this idea will be reviewed, and an experiment now underway at Fermilab to test it will be described, by Craig Hogan from the University of Chicago. {Will appear in FYI on Nov 5, 2013
Start Time:
4:00 PM
End Time:
5:00 PM
Room:
1410
Common Location Name:
Physics
Web Address:
www.umdphysics.umd.edu/events/physicscolloquia.html
Other Contact Information:
Carole Cuaresma Kiger +1 301 405 5945 ccuaresm@umd.edu


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