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Title: Neutrons and Fundamental Symmetries

The research supported by this project addressed fundamental open physics questions via experiments with subatomic particles. In particular, neutrons constitute an especially ideal “laboratory” for fundamental physics tests, as their sensitivities to the four known forces of nature permit a broad range of tests of the so-called “Standard Model”, our current best physics model for the interactions of subatomic particles. Although the Standard Model has been a triumphant success for physics, it does not provide satisfactory answers to some of the most fundamental open questions in physics, such as: are there additional forces of nature beyond the gravitational, electromagnetic, weak nuclear, and strong nuclear forces?, or why does our universe consist of more matter than anti-matter? This project also contributed significantly to the training of the next generation of scientists, of considerable value to the public. Young scientists, ranging from undergraduate students to graduate students to post-doctoral researchers, made significant contributions to the work carried out under this project.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Univ. of Kentucky, Lexington, KY (United States). Dept. of Physics and Astronomy
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1235013
Report Number(s):
DOE-UKY--41557
DOE Contract Number:
FG02-08ER41557
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Univ. of Kentucky, Lexington, KY (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS neutrons