Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation Seminar at IAS | Catalina Oana Curceanu, Frascati National Laboratory of the INFN | “Challenging the Pauli Exclusion Principle by Hunting “Impossible” Atoms in the Cosmic Silence”

Tue, Jun 4, 2019, 2:00 pm

We are experimentally investigating possible violations of the Pauli Exclusion Principle in the cosmic silence of the Gran Sasso underground laboratory in Italy, by hunting "impossible" atomic transitions. I shall present our recent results and method to hunt for small violations of the Pauli Exclusion Principle (PEP) for electrons through the search for PEP "prohibited" X-ray transitions in copper and lead targets within the VIP2 experiment, and discuss possible implications for theories beyond the Standard Model and our future plans.

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Bloomberg Lecture Hall
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