Why is there more matter than antimatter in the universe? This is an outstanding question in fundamental physics-and one Dr. Amar Vutha aims to help answer as Canada Research Chair in Precision Atomic and Molecular Physics.
Vutha and his research team are applying the latest developments in atom-trapping technology to measure time-reversal symmetry violation in atomic nuclei using an array of quantum-entangled atoms. This will enable them to come up with new experiments that could yield the first glimpses of physics beyond the Standard Model of particle physics, which is currently the best theory we have to describe the basic building blocks of the universe. Vutha and his team will also continue their research on optical atomic clocks and precision measurements to inform and support this new work.