GRANIT 2014

from Sunday, 2 March 2014 (16:00) to Friday, 7 March 2014 (16:00)
Ecole de Physique des Houches (France)

        : Sessions
    /     : Talks
        : Breaks
3 Mar 2014
4 Mar 2014
5 Mar 2014
6 Mar 2014
7 Mar 2014
AM
09:00 Welcome   ()
General informations
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09:20 Status of the GRANIT spectrometer - Francis Vezzu (LPSC Grenoble)   ()
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10:00 Commissionning of the UCN source for GRANIT - Damien Roulier (Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble / Institut laue-Langevin, Grenoble)   ()
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10:20 MonteCarlo simulations of the GRANIT UCN source and extraction system - Benoit CLEMENT (LPSC)   ()
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10:40 Analysis and design optimization of a rough neutron mirror - Alexander Meyerovich (University of Rhode Island)   ()
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11:00 --- coffee break ---
11:10 qBounce: Frequency's view on Newton's inverse square law of gravity - Gunther Cronenberg (TU Wien)   ()
Minutes
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11:50 Observation of gravitational quantum states of ultracold neutrons and its derivation using the Wigner function - Go Ichikawa (The University of Tokyo)   ()
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09:00 Frequency shifts in gravity resonance spectroscopy - Stefan Baeßler (University of Virginia)   ()
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09:40 Excitation of transitions in GRANIT with time variation of magnetic field - Guillaume Pignol (LPSC)   ()
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10:00 Preparing a measurement of the charge of the free neutron with qBounce - Hanno Filter (Atominstitut TU Wien)   ()
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10:20 Helium UCN source in an external beam of thermal neutrons - Egor Lychagin (Joint Institut for Nuclear Research)   ()
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11:00 --- coffee break ---
11:10 UCN possibilities at the European Spallation Source - Esben Klinkby (TU Denmark)   ()
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11:30 Neutron optical measurements studying quantum mechanics - Stephan Sponar (St.S)   ()
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09:00 Implications of torsion-balance results for some speculations about exotic physics - Eric Adelberger (University of Washington)   ()
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09:40 Searches for possible exotic spin-dependent interactions using polarized nuclei - William Snow (Indiana University)   ()
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10:20 A measurement of short range spin dependent force using ultracold neutrons and a mercury magnetometer - Philipp Schmidt-Wellenburg (PSI)   ()
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10:40 Constraints for short range forces from a 3He experiment - Mathieu Guigue (LPSC)   ()
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11:00 --- coffee break ---
11:10 The most recent developments on non-commutative quantum mechanics - Orfeu Bertolami (Instituto Superior Técnico, Departamento de Física)   ()
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11:50 Gravity resonance spectroscopy constrains dark energy and dark matter scenarios - Tobias Jenke (TU Wien)   ()
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09:00 Theoretical motivations for WIMPs, WISPs and new short range forces - Ignatios Antoniadis (CERN)   ()
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09:40 Comparison of Casimir experiments with theory : an update - Serge Reynaud (CNRS)   ()
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10:20 A search for gravity-like short-range forces in a precision measurement of neutron scattering in Xenon gas - Yoshio Kamiya (Univ. Tokyo)   ()
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10:40 Bounds on new light particles from high-energy and very small momentum transfer n p elastic scattering data - Mikhail Vysotskiy (ITEP)   ()
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11:00 --- coffee break ---
11:10 Testing baryon number violation with neutrons - Zurab Berezhiani (Univ. L'Aquila and LNGS)   ()
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11:50 Probing chameleon scalar field with neutrons - Guillaume Pignol (LPSC)   ()
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09:20 Electrical characterization and nano-scale surface morphology with Scanning Probe Microscopes - Andrea Liscio (CNR-ISOF, Bologna)   ()
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10:00 Quantum levitation of nanoparticles seen with ultracold neutrons - Valery V. Nesvizhevsky (Institut Laue-Langevin)   ()
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10:20 Theoretical description of the interaction of UCN with nanoparticles and nanodroplets at surface - Alexei Voronin (P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute)   ()
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10:40 Measurement of small heating of UCN on FOmblin oil surface - Egor Lychagin (Joint Institut for Nuclear Research)   ()
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11:00 --- cofee break ---
11:10 Neutron whispering gallery - Konstantin Protasov (Laboratory of Subatomic Physics and Cosmology)   ()
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11:30 Summary   ()
11:50 Concluding remarks   ()
PM
12:30 --- Lunch ---
17:20 Neutron interferometry at NIST - Dmitry Pushin (UNiv. Waterloo)   ()
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18:00 Non-dispersive phase shifters in neutron interferometry - Hartmut Lemmel (Atominstitut, Vienna University of Technology)   ()
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12:10 Verification of the weak equivalence principle with Laue diffracting neutrons - Egor Vezhlev (PNPI)   ()
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12:30 --- Lunch ---
13:30
round table: UCN "zero barrier" and real time potition sensitive detectors (until 15:00) ()
17:20 Propagation of quantized ultracold neutrons in a narrow rough waveguide: application to GRANIT experiments - Alexander Meyerovich (University of Rhode Island)   ()
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18:00 Sizes of nanoparticles of impurity-helium gels: calculations and experimental results - Victor Efimov (ISSP, Chernogolovka, Russia)   ()
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18:20 Cascaded cooling of neutrons - Oliver Zimmer (ILL Grenoble)   ()
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18:40 Electroweak interactions after higgs discovery - Mikhail Vysotskiy (ITEP)   ()
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12:30 --- lunch ---
13:30
round table: UCN sources (until 15:00) ()
18:00 Quantum reflection of antihydrogen from the Casimir potential above matter slabs, including those of nano-porous materials - Gabriel Dufour (LKB Paris)   ()
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18:20 Gravitational measurements with cold positronium - David Cassidi (UNiv. College London)   ()
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19:00 Can we observe the gravitational quantum states of positronium - Paolo Crivelli (ETH)   ()
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12:10 Dark gravitational quantum states and their relation to galactic centre black holes and the X-ray emission of halos - Allan Ernest (Charles Sturt University)   ()
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12:30 --- lunch ---
13:30
round table: new physics with ultracold quantum systems (until 15:00) ()
17:20 Shaping the distribution of vertical velocities of antihydrogen in GBAR - Gabriel Dufour (LKB)   ()
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17:40 Gravitational quantum states of antihydrogen - Alexei Voronin (P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute)   ()
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18:20 Spectroscopy of cold atomic hydrogen - Nikolai Kolachevsky   ()
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18:40 GBAR project - PASCAL DEBU (CEA/IRFU)   ()
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