Search for Space-Time Correlations from the Planck Scale with the Fermilab Holometer.

Speaker: 
Stephan Meyer, University of Chicago
Event Date and Time: 
Thu, 2016-04-07 16:00 - 17:00
Location: 
Hennings 201


I will describe the first results from a search for entangled exotic shear fluctuations which are postulated to exist in order to preserve holographic information bounds in a macroscopic system.  The instrument, constructed for this purpose, consists of  a pair of collocated, 39 m long, high-power Michelson interferometers operating at fundamental noise limited differential arm length sensitivity. The cross-correlated signal from the interferometers in a band from 1 to 10 MHz is used to exclude the shear-noise information bound model to 4.6 sigma significance. The instrument is now being modified to search for angular fluctuations.

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