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Baryons over antibaryons: the nuclear physics of Sakharov
An explanation has long been lacking for the apparent dominance of baryons over antibaryons in the Universe. In a groundbreaking paper, Sakharov proposed that the asymmetry is due to particle physics in the early Universe, and characterized the ingredients required for successful baryogenesis: Not only must sufficient B and CP violation exist to make baryogenesis possible, but also required is a departure from thermal equilibrium during a relevant period of the Universe's history. The goal of this workshop is to tie together the recent progress in and prospects for understanding in particular the nuclear aspects of the Sakharov criteria, with focus in particular on neutron-antineutron oscillations, double beta decay, electric dipole moments, and nonequilibrium quantum field theory. The workshop provides a meeting ground between effective-field and nuclear many-body theorists to evaluate the effects of this progress.
|Christopher Lee||Los Alamos National Laboratory|
|Rob G. E. Timmermans||University of Groningen|
|Ubirajara van Kolck||IPN Orsay (F)|