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High Energy Seminar
New Experiments with Antiprotons
Date: Tuesday, January 25th
Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Place: 4274 Chamberlin
Speaker: Daniel Kaplan, Illinois Institute of Technology
Abstract: Fermilab operates the world's most intense antiproton source. Newly
proposed experiments can use those antiprotons either parasitically during
Tevatron Collider running or after the end of the Tevatron Collider program
(currently planned for late 2011). For example, the annihilation of 5 to 8
GeV antiprotons is expected to yield world-leading sensitivities to hyperon
rare decays and CP violation. It could also provide the world's most intense
source of tagged D^0 mesons, and thus the best near-term opportunity to
study charm mixing and, via CP violation, to search for new physics. Other
precision measurements that could be made include properties of the X(3872)
and the charmonium system. An experiment using a Penning trap and an atom
interferometer could make the world's first measurement of the gravitational
force on antimatter. These and other potential measurements using
antiprotons could lead to a broad physics program at Fermilab in the
post-Tevatron era.
Host: Smith
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