OK, it’s a paper I mentioned here before, when it went up on the arxiv, but the “Comments on Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics” article I wrote this summer is up on the Physica Scripta web site now, and for the next not-quite-thirty days it’s free to read and download:
We briefly review recent experiments in atomic, molecular and optical physics using precision measurements to search for physics beyond the Standard Model. We consider three main categories of experiments: searches for changes in fundamental constants, measurements of the anomalous magnetic moment of the electron and the fine-structure constant, and searches for an electric dipole moment of the electron.
(“Why do you say ‘We’ when it’s a single-author paper?” you may ask. “Shut up,” I reply, “That’s just How It’s Done.”)
Anyway, I’m pretty happy with this. It was nice to spend some time writing highly technical stuff again, to remind myself that I can do it. And it was fun to read up on all the associated issues and measurements– really, if they hadn’t given me a suggested word limit, this could’ve been much longer. As it is, though, it’s got 89 references, which ought to be more than enough to prove a point of some sort.