Student Seminar

Testing gravity with Quantum Bouncing Balls

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 1:30 PM
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Student Seminar
Testing gravity with Quantum Bouncing Balls

Steve Sidhu
Department of Physics, SFU

Jan. 20 2017 at 1:30pm in C9000

Synopsis

The recent development of the qBounce experiment has offered a new way of testing gravity by studying quantum bouncing balls: neutrons falling in the gravitational potential of the earth and reflecting off mirrors for ultra cold neutrons. This allows the application of gravitational resonance spectroscopy, which can be used to study the weak equivalence principle in the quantum regime, classical gravity with torsion, and place limits on the fifth force and chameleon fields.