Garchinger Maier-Leibnitz-Kolloquium: Expanding Physics Horizons with the Gamma Factory

by Prof. Dmitry Budker (Univ. Mainz and UC Berkeley/USA)




The Gamma Factory (GF) is an ambitious CERN proposal [1] for a source of photons with energies up to about 400 MeV and photon fluxes up to 10^17 photons per second, exceeding those of the currently available gamma sources by orders of magnitude. The high-energy (secondary) photons are produced via resonant scattering of the primary laser photons by highly relativistic partially-stripped ions circulating in the accelerator. The secondary photons are emitted in a narrow cone and the energy of the beam can be monochromatized, eventually down to the ppm level, via collimation, at the expense of the photon flux. In this talk, we will highlight the opportunities offered by the GF in fundamental physics across many subfields [2-4].

[1] M.W. Krasny, The Gamma Factory proposal for CERN, arXiv:1511.07794 [hep-ex](2015)
[2] D. Budker et al., Expanding Nuclear Physics Horizons with the Gamma Factory, arXiv:2106.06584 (2021)
[3] B. Wojtsekhowski and D. Budker, Local Lorentz invariance tests for
    photons and hadrons at the Gamma Factory, Annalen der
    Physik (2021),, arXiv:2104.03784
[4] D. Budker et al., Atomic physics studies at the Gamma Factory at CERN,
    Annalen der Physik,; arXiv:2003.03855 (2020)

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Organized by

Peter Thirolf (LMU) / Norbert Kaiser (TUM)