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...
SMI organizes EXA2014 which will take place from September 15th to Friday, September 19th, 2014 in Vienna.
The FLAIR collaboration is holding a two-day topical workshop at the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics in Heidelberg on May 15-16, 2014.
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.