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Gravitational Research Laboratory

Location: Science A - Room 264
Phone: 707-826-4981

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After over 300 years of experimentation, the true nature and implications of gravity are not fully understood. Here at HSU, we are creating a laboratory to investigate the subtle properties of this familiar force of nature.

Gravity and quantum mechanics are fundamentally inconsistent in the current frameworks of the Standard Model and General Relativity. String theory promises a possible resolution of this issue at the cost of introducing new spatial dimensions (Arkani-Hamed, et al.). These dimensions will necessarily alter the Newtonian inverse-square law on distance scales similar to that of the size of these extra dimensions.

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The material on this site is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation grants PHY-1065697, PHY-1306783, PHY-1606988, and PHY-1708024. We are also grateful for financial support provided by the HSU College of Natural Resources and Sciences, HSU Sponsored Programs Foundation and Research Corporation grant CC6839.

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