John M. Doyle, Harvard University
TeV Physics and Chiral Spectroscopy using Cold Molecules
Argonne Physics Division Colloquium - 1 May 2015
11:00 AM, Building 203 auditorium

Research using cold molecules has produced significant scientific results in several areas of science including particle physics, condensed matter physics and physical chemistry. In this talk I will give an overview of our recent experiment that used cold molecules to place a new limit on the electron electric dipole moment, which strongly constrains possible New Physics at the TeV scale. I will also describe the discovery of a spectroscopic method — using dipole allowed transitions in the microwave regime — to determine molecular chirality, which is a crucial property that often determines biological function.

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