• HOME
  • >
  • 소식
  • >
  • 세미나
장소 Zoom and E6 #1323 
일시 Jan 12th (Wed), 11:00 AM 
연사 Joonseok Hur (MIT) 


Title: Spectroscopic study of trapped ions towards probing dark matter and new physics


Speaker: Joonseok Hur (MIT)


January 12th (Wednesday), 11:00, E6 #1323 &

Zoom link:



Historically, precise atomic spectroscopy has led to new physics in many instances. Precision low-energy experiments may thus supplement high-energy and astrophysical approaches. It has been proposed to measure the isotope shifts (ISs) in ions to probe new physics using King plots [1], a two-dimensional graph that maps the measured ISs [2]. The Standard Model (SM) predicts in the leading order that the points in King plots should lie on a straight line. Departure from such linearity is unambiguously observed in our recent experiments with narrow optical transitions in trapped ions [3]. However, the contribution of higher-order corrections to the non-linearity within the SM complicates the test. The sources of the observed violation should be examined carefully to decouple the SM corrections arising from nuclear physics from possible new-physics contributions.

Here I will present our latest experimental and theoretical efforts to observe the non-linearity, identify its physical origin, and obtain the bound on dark boson-mediated interaction as a particular type of new physics that is of increasing interest. Future works will be discussed subsequently.


[1] J. C. Berengut et al., Physical Review Letters 120, 091801 (2018); V. V. Flambaum, A. J. Geddes, and A. V. Viatkina, Physical Review A 97, 032510 (2018); C. Delaunay et al., Physical Review D 96, 093001 (2017).

[2] W. H. King, Isotope Shifts in Atomic Spectra (Plenum Press, New York, 1984).

[3] I. Counts*, J. Hur* et al., Physical Review Letters 125, 123002 (2020) for the early stage of the work.




Contact: Myeongsoo Kang (

번호 일시 장소 연사 제목
342 Jan. 25th (Tue), 15:00  E6 #1501/online  Junhyun Lee (Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey)  Emulating twisted double bilayer graphene with a multiorbital optical lattice file
341 Jan. 18(Tue), 2pm-3pm  KI bldg. 5th fl. Room B501 & Zoom  YoungJu Jo (Stanford University)  Data-driven interrogation of biological dynamics: from subcellular interactions to neuronal networks in vivo file
340 Jan. 17(Mon) - 21 (Fri), 2-4pm  E6-2 Room 2502  Dr. Donghui Jeong (Penn State University)  Five Lectures on Observational Probes of Dark Energy file
339 Jan. 11th(Tue), 15:00  E6 #1501  Soyeun Kim(UIUC)  Ultrafast optical studies on CDW collective modes of the Weyl-CDW (TaSe4)2I file
» Jan 12th (Wed), 11:00 AM  Zoom and E6 #1323  Joonseok Hur (MIT)  Spectroscopic study of trapped ions towards probing dark matter and new physics file
337 Dec. 3 (Fri.), 04:00 PM  Zoom webinar  Dr. Hyejin Jang (Seoul National University)  Nonequilibrium Heat Transport in Elemental Metals Probed by an Ultrathin Magnetic Thermometer file
336 Dec. 3 (Fri.), 02:30 PM  Zoom webinar  Dr. Soong-Geun Je(Chonnam National University)  Topological Spin Textures: Skyrmions and Beyond file
335 Nov. 2(Tue) 04:00pm  자연과학동(E6-2) #1323  Sangjin Lee(IBS-CALDES)  Metrology of Band Topology via Resonant Inelastic X-ray Scattering file
334 7월 29일(목) 오후 2시 ~ 오후 4시  Online seminar  Dr. Kunio Kaneta(KIAS)  Gravitationally Induced Dark Sector and Inflationary Dynamics file
333 Jun. 11 (Fri.), 04:00 PM  Online seminar  Dr. Keun Su Kim(Yonsei University)  Pseudogap in surface-doped black phosphorus file
332 Jun. 11 (Fri.), 02:30 PM  Online seminar  Dr. Jin Woong Cha(KRISS)  Engineering sound waves and vibrations in multi-mode nanomechanical systems file
331 Jun 22(Tue) 17:00  Zoom webinar  Wei Han (Peking University, China)  Spintronics meets Quantum Materials file
330 Jun 8 (Tue), 10:00 AM  Zoom webinar  Toshihiko Baba (Yokohama National University, Japan)  Photonic crystal devices for sensing file
329 5월27일(목) 오후4시  온라인  박소현 박사(CERN) / 이혜성 교수(KAIST)  찾아가는 물리연구 현장(유럽 입자물리학연구소 소개) file
328 May. 17(Mon) 17:00  Zoom webinar  Jing Shi (UC Riverside, USA)  Spin current generation and detection in uniaxial antiferromagnets file
327 May. 14 (Fri.), 02:30 PM  Online seminar  Dr. Suyong Jung(KRISS)  Electrically tunable spin valve effect in vertical van-der-Waals magnetic tunnel junctions file
326 May. 14 (Fri.), 04:00 PM  Online seminar  Dr. Je-Hyung Kim(UNIST)  Spatial and temporal separation of environmental dephasing sources from solid-state quantum emitters file
325 Apr. 19(Mon) 19:00  Zoom webinar  Chia-Ling Chien (Johns Hopkins, USA)  Evidence of Electrical Switching in Antiferromagnets and Coherent Spin Pumping file
324 Apr. 9 (Fri.), 10:00 AM  Zoom webinar  Prof. Marko Loncar (Harvard University, USA)  Integrated Lithium Niobate Photonics file
323 Apr. 2 (Fri.), 04:00 PM  Online(Zoom)  Dr. Heejun Yang (KAIST)  Van der Waals heterostructures for orbital gating-based phototransistors and electronic spectroscopy