Eberhard Widmann, director of the Stefan Meyer Institute for Subatomic Physics of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, has received a European Research Council Advanced Grant for his research on antihydrogen within the ASACUSA...
Im Rahmen der 'Langen Nacht der Forschung' bot das SMI gemeinsam mit einem Dutzend anderer Institute einen Abend lang in der Aula der Akademie der Wissenschaften einen Überblick über seine Forschungstätigkeit.
The SMI Annual Report 2011 is available.
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.