Vincenzo Cirigliano (Los Alamos National Laboratory)
Electric Dipole Moments (EDMs) of leptons, nucleons, atoms, and molecules are great probes of new sources of CP violation originating from physics beyond the Standard Model (BSM). In this talk I will discuss the central role that QCD and chiral dynamics play in the interpretation of current experimental searches. After an overview of the physics reach of various EDM searches, I will briefly review the chiral effective theory framework needed for the interpretation of hadronic and nuclear EDM searches. I will then present recent work towards the computation of the BSM-induced neutron and proton EDM using lattice QCD.