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    Varying Fundamental Constants
    from 18 May 2009 through 20 May 2009

 


*** Theory Tutorial ***

Varying Constants, John Barrow, Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. Lond. A363, 2139-2153 (2005
http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsta.2005.1634

The fundamental constants and their variation: observational and theoretical status, J.-P. Uzan, Rev. Mod. Phys. 75, 403-455 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/RevModPhys.75.403

The Confrontation between General Relativity and Experiment, Clifford M.
Will, Living Rev. Relativity 9 (2006)
http://relativity.livingreviews.org/Articles/lrr-2006-3

Fine-structure constant: Is it really a constant?, Jacob D. Bekenstein, Phys. Rev. D 25, 1527 (1982)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.25.1527

Varying Alpha and the Electroweak Model, D. Kimberly and J. Magueijo, Phys.Lett. B 584, 8-15 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.physletb.2004.01.050

Varying Couplings in Electroweak Theory, D. J. Shaw and J. D. Barrow, Phys. Rev. D 71, 063525 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.71.063525

Cosmological constraints on a dynamical electron mass, J. D. Barrow and J. Magueijo, Phys. Rev. D. 72, 043521 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.72.043521

Symmetry breaking and time variation of gauge couplings, X. Calmet and H. Fritzsch, Phys. Lett. B 540, 173 (2002)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0370-2693(02)02147-0

Time-varying coupling strengths, nuclear forces and unification, T. Dent and M. Fairbairn, Nuc. Phys. B 653, 256-278 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0550-3213(03)00043-9

WMAP constraints on varying alpha and the promise of reionization, C. Martins et al., Phys. Lett. B 585, 29 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.physletb.2003.11.080

New BBN limits on Physics Beyond the Standard Model from He4, R. H. Cyburt et al. Astropart. Phys. 23 313-323 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.astropartphys.2005.01.005

Reconstructing the dark energy equation of state with varying alpha, N. J. Nunes, J. E. Lidsey, Phys. Rev. D 69 123511 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.69.123511

Reconstructing the dark energy equation of state with varying couplings, P. P. Avelino et al., Phys. Rev. D 74, 083508 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.74.083508

Impact of the matter density uncertainty on the dark energy reconstruction, P. P. Avelino, Phys. Rev. D 79, 083516 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.79.083516

Local Experiments See Cosmologically Varying Constants, D. J. Shaw and J. D. Barrow, Phys. Lett. B 639, 596 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.physletb.2006.07.016

Eotvos Bounds on Couplings of Fundamental Parameters to Gravity, T. Dent, Phys. Rev. Lett.
101, 041102 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.101.041102

The nuclear interaction at Oklo 2 billion years ago, Y. Fujii et al., Nucl. Phys. B 573, 377 (2000)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0550-3213(00)00038-9

Constraints on the variations of the fundamental couplings, K. Olive et al., Phys. Rev. D 66, 045022 (2002)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.66.045022

Environmental dependence of masses and coupling constants, K. Olive and M. Pospelov, Phys. Rev. D 77 043524 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.77.043524


 



*** Atomic Clocks Tutorial ***

Optical Frequency Standards, P. Gill, Metrologia 42, S.125 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0026-1394/42/3/S13

Trapped ion optical frequency standards, P. Gill et al., Meas. Sci. Technol., 14, p. 1174 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0957-0233/14/8/302

Future slow-atom frequency standards, K. Gibble and S. Chu, Metrologia 29, 201 (1992)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0026-1394/29/2/008

Atomic fountain clocks, R. Wynands and S. WeyersMetrologia 42, S.64 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0026-1394/42/3/S08

Textbook to be followed
Frequency Standards, Fritz Riehle, Wiley-VCH 2004


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