Mit Januar 2015 tritt E. Widmann das Amt des Präsidenten der Österreichischen Physikalischen Gesellschaft (ÖPG www.oepg.at) an. Mit ca. 1000 Mitgliedern ist die ÖPG die Vertretung aller österreichischen Physikern und...
On October 20th and 21st, 2014, the new SMI Scientific Advisory Board met for the first time at the Stefan Meyer Institute. Members are (from left to right) Nathal Severijns (Leuven), Peter Krizan (Ljubljana) , Nick Mavromatos...
The AEgIS collaboration at CERN (an international consortium of 25 institutions has demonstrated a method to measure a very small deflection (smaller than the thickness of a human hair) of a beam of antiprotons, the counterpart...
The Stefan Meyer Institute (SMI) is devoted to basic research in the field of subatomic physics. Our research focuses on the study of fundamental symmetries and interactions, addressing the following questions:
We specialize in precision spectroscopy of exotic atoms1 and exotic meson-nucleus bound states as an integral part of international collaborations at large-scale research facilities including
and, in the future,
These are among the world’s leading facilities for subatomic physics and our projects are subject to rigorous annual evaluation to monitor their progress in a dynamic and expanding field.
We aspire to perform research that increases the understanding of fundamental physics principles while simultaneously providing opportunities for young Austrians to obtain valuable experience at institutes unavailable to them at home.
The current two main fields of focus at SMI are:
Further activities include an underground laboratory experiment at Laboratori Nazionali di Gran Sasso (Italy) on a high-sensitivity test of the Pauli principle, in the VIP (Violation of the Pauli Principle) experiment.
Prof. E. Widmann
1 Atoms that contain another particle (e.g. an antiproton, kaon, muon or pion) in their shell instead of an electron.