Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation Seminar at IAS | Catalina Oana Curceanu, Frascati National Laboratory of the INFN | “Testing Collapse Models Underground by Searching the Spontaneous Radiation (How to go from “to be AND not to be” to “to be OR not to be”)”

Fri, Jun 7, 2019, 1:45 pm

We are experimentally investigating possible violations of standard quantum mechanics predictions in the Gran Sasso underground laboratory in Italy. In particular, we are testing the collapse models, proposed as a solution of the measurement problem (Schroedinger cat paradox), by chasing the spontaneous radiation predicted by these models in the cosmic silence. I shall present our recent results on hunting this spontaneously emitted radiation, which set very stringent limits on models parameters. I shall also discuss the implications of our results and future plans.

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Bloomberg Lecture Hall
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