About the Budker Lab
Our research is focused on testing fundamental symmetries of nature in experiments that utilize the methods of atomic, molecular, and optical physics. This includes:
- development of all-optical sensors based on atomic vapors and color centers in diamond;
- zero- and ultralow-field nuclear magnetic resonance (ZULF-NMR);
- searches for dark matter and dark energy constituents (GNOME, CASPEr);
- and physics of sodium laser guide stars,
- measurement of atomic parity violation and other symmetry tests in ytterbium and dysprosium.
These efforts incorporate elements of elementary particle and nuclear physics, solid-state physics, and physical chemistry.