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EPJ D Topical Issue: Precision Physics of Simple Atomic Systems

Guest Editors: Paolo Crivelli (ETH Zürich), Krzysztof Pachucki (University of Warsaw ), Wim Ubachs (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam), Thomas Udem (Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics), Stefan Ulmer (CERN)

Submissions are invited for a Topical Issue of EPJ D on “Precision Physics of Simple Atomic Systems”.

Scope Description:

Studies of simple atomic systems played a crucial role in creation of modern quantum physics. Precise measurements of atomic spectra stimulated development of the non-relativistic and as well as relativistic quantum mechanics. The discovery of the Lamb shift in hydrogen and the anomalous magnetic moment of free electron lead to creation of quantum electrodynamics and the idea of renormalization which presently is considered as the cornerstone of the quantum field theory. Nowadays, simple atomic systems play an important role in tests of quantum electrodynamics at the precision frontiers, and in searches for new physics beyond the Standard Model. Moreover, precise measurements and calculations for these systems allow to determine fundamental physical constants and put constrains on their possible variations in time.

This Topical Issue aims to highlight the research topics that were discussed at the International Conference on Precision Physics of Simple Atomic Systems (PSAS’2022 – was the 11th edition of the PSAS conference series) in Warsaw, from 16 to 20 May 2022. The PSAS conference is devoted to precision studies of simple atomic and molecular systems to develop new approaches and access various fundamental issues within generally understood atomic physics, tests of quantum electrodynamic theory, determination of fundamental physical constants and for search of new physics by comparison of state of the art calculations with accurate measurements. Applications include particle and nuclear physics, atomic and molecular physics, astrophysics, metrology, etc. Initiated by Savely Karshenboim in 2000, the PSAS conference is a highly ranked forum for exchange of new ideas, discoveries, precise calculations and table top measurements having potential to uncover new laws of physics. Progress in understanding nuclear, atomic, molecular and exotic systems is reported by physicists from all the leading world laboratories. This topical issue will aim to leave a trace of activity to attract new scientists looking for challenges.

Topics to be covered include but are not limited to:

  • Atomic and molecular spectroscopy
  • Quantum electrodynamics of few electron atoms, ions, and exotic systems
  • Determination of fundamental constants
  • Violation of fundamental symmetries in atomic systems
  • Search for interactions beyond the Standard Model with atomic systems
  • Lepton g factors, free and bound
  • Atomic clocks and variation of fundamental constants

Original research papers and reviews focusing on latest experimental, theoretical or computational advancements on the topic “Precision Physics of Simple Atomic Systems” are welcome. We invite contributors to communicate their intention to submit manuscripts for this Topical Issue to the Guest Editors as soon as possible. Please provide the tentative title of the paper and a short abstract. The full manuscripts should be submitted before the deadline directly to the EPJ D Editorial Office at https://www.editorialmanager.com/epjd/.

Deadline for submission: December 31, 2022.

Submissions should be clearly identified as intended for the Topical Issue on “Precision Physics of Simple Atomic Systems”. Papers will be published continuously and will appear as soon as accepted on the journal website. The electronic version of the Topical Issue will contain all accepted papers in the order of publication. All submitted papers will be refereed according to the usual high standards of the journal. More information about EPJ D, including instructions for authors is available here.

Guest Editors of the Special issue:

Paolo Crivelli, Dep. of Physics, ETH Zürich, Inst. f. Teilchen- und Astrophysik, HPT E 7.2 , Auguste-Piccard-Hof 1, 8093 Zürich, Switzerland, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Krzysztof Pachucki, Institute of Theoretical Physics, University of Warsaw, Pasteura 5, 02-093 Warshaw, Poland, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Wim Ubachs, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Faculty of Sciences, De Boelelaan 1081 , W&N building, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thomas Udem, Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, Hans-Kopfermann-Str. 1, 85748 Garching, Germany, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Stefan Ulmer, RIKEN Fundamental Symmetries Laboratory, Hirosawa 2-1, Wako-shi, Saitama 351-01, Japan c/o BASE-collaboration, Bat. 545/R002, European Organization for Nuclear Research CERN, CH-1211 Genève 23, Switzerland, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Open Access

EPJ D is a hybrid journal offering Open Access publication via the Open Choice programme and a growing number of Springer Compact “Publish and Read” arrangements which enable authors to publish OA at no direct cost (all costs are paid centrally).

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