“Where is All the Antimatter?
Electron EDM Search in Cold Molecules Edges Closer”
Monday, February 7th at 4:00pm
The Standard Model of particle physics accurately describes all fundamental particles discov-ered so far. However, it is unable to address two great mysteries in physics, the nature of dark matter and why matter dominates over antimatter throughout the Universe. Novel theories beyond the Standard Model, such as models that incorporate supersymmetry, may explain these phenomena. These models predict very massive particles whose interactions violate time-reversal (T) symmetry and would give rise to an electric dipole moment (EDM) along the electron’s spin. Thus, searching for EDM provides a powerful probe to these new physics and sheds light on the mystery of the matter-antimatter asymmetry of the Universe. [Read more…]