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Baryons over antibaryons: the nuclear physics of Sakharov

Registration closed 11/07/2016.


Ines Campo
+39 0461 314721
Monday, 25 July, 2016 - 09:00 to Friday, 29 July, 2016 - 13:00
ECT* Conference room

An explanation has long been lacking for the apparent dominance of baryons over antibaryons in the Universe. In a groundbreaking paper, Sakharov proposed that the asymmetry is due to particle physics in the early Universe, and characterized the ingredients required for successful baryogenesis: Not only must sufficient B and CP violation exist to make baryogenesis possible, but also required is a departure from thermal equilibrium during a relevant period of the Universe's history. The goal of this workshop is to tie together the recent progress in and prospects for understanding in particular the nuclear aspects of the Sakharov criteria, with focus in particular on neutron-antineutron oscillations, double beta decay, electric dipole moments, and nonequilibrium quantum field theory. The workshop provides a meeting ground between effective-field and nuclear many-body theorists to evaluate the effects of this progress.

Registration period: 
23 May 2016 to 10 Jul 2016


Christopher Lee Los Alamos National Laboratory
Rob G. E. Timmermans University of Groningen
Ubirajara van Kolck IPN Orsay (F)