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Discovery Projects - Grant ID: DP160100253 [ 2016-01-01 - 2018-12-31 ]

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP160100253]

Researchers: Dr Maxim Goryachev (Chief Investigator) ,  Prof Michael Tobar (Chief Investigator) ,  Prof Dr Serge Galliou (Partner Investigator) ,  Asst Prof Holger Mueller (Partner Investigator) ,  Prof Achim Peters (Partner Investigator)

Brief description Precision tests of fundamental physics at the electroweak unification scale. The project aims to advance novel precision frequency generation and measurement techniques beyond the present state of the art, through the implementation of sapphire and quartz bulk acoustic wave resonator and related technology at low temperature. The project plans to apply this technological advancement to extremely sensitive tests of General Relativity able to probe suppressed effects emanating from the Planck scale. Such tests include new tests of Lorentz invariance violations of photons and phonons, tests of fundamental constant invariance and other tests of fundamental physics. Results could lead to the discovery of the correct theory of quantum gravity, a major unsolved problem in contemporary physics.

Funding Amount $593,400

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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