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Jülich-Aachen Research Alliance - Forces And Matter Experiments

The main activities of JARA-FAME are AMS (Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer) und JEDI (Jülich Electric Dipole Moment Investigation). These two experiments are trying to answer the question why we almost only observe matter today while any antimatter observed practically only originates from artifical sources. AMS is mounted outside the international spacestation ISS and searches for antimater in the vacuum of space.

So far one has not been able to show the existance of an Electric Dipole Moment (EDM) for nuclei. Experiemtns have already been conducted on Protons, Deuterons as well as other nuclei. We are currently working on lowering the detection limit so be able to observe even a very small EDM. If such an EDM was found this could not be explained by the Standard Model, which would suggest that nature is more complicated than the Standard Model proposes. In other words: There is new physics beyond the Standard Model.