Aug 29, 2019 3:45 pm - Nielsen Hall 170 - Colloquium
Don Booth - ANL
Measuring the electric dipole moment of the Radium-225 nucleus

Precision measurements of the properties of fundamental particles provide a window into some of the unanswered questions of physics, such as the matter–antimatter antisymmetry of the universe and the verification of beyond the standard model theories in particle physics. In particular, electric dipole moments of fundamental particles such as the electron and the neutron have been studied extensively in recent years, with significant advances in the limits placed on these moments. Our experiment studies the electric dipole moment of the radium-225 nucleus. This nucleus has an octupole deformation which enhances the dipole moment. An introduction to the experiment and the upgrades being done to improve its precision will be presented.