Sep 10 – 12, 2012
Krakow, Poland
Europe/Zurich timezone

Fundamental physics at low energies -- The quest for axions and other new light particles

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Krakow, Poland

Krakow, Poland


Embedding the Standard Model into more fundamental theories often predicts low mass and very weakly interacting particles, so-called WISPs (Weakly Interacting Slim Particles), such as the axion. A number of small-scale experiments at the intensity/precision frontier -- for example ''light shining through a wall'', haloscopes and helioscopes -- are actively searching for these elusive particles, complementing searches for physics beyond the Standard Model at accelerators. A plausible next generation of experiments includes scaled-up versions of the existing techniques as well as innovative concepts, together covering a huge unexplored parameter space. A WISP discovery would have a tremendous impact on our understanding of fundamental physics, astrophysics and may shed light upon the mysteries of Dark Matter and Dark Energy.

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Amol Upadhye (Argonne National Laboratory) Amol Vallet (CEA/DSM) Andreas Ringwald (DESY) Dr Andrzej Siemko (CERN) Axel Lindner (DESY) Dieter Hoffmann (TU Darmstadt) Dr Georg Raffelt (Max Planck Institut fuer Physik) Giovanni Cantatore (Univ. + INFN) Holger Gies (University of Jena) Igor Garcia Irastorza (Universidad de Zaragoza (ES)) Javier Redondo (MPP Munich) Joerg Jaeckel (IPPP) Keith Baker (University of Yale) Klaus Desch (Universitaet Bonn (DE)) Prof. Konstantin Zioutas (University of Patras (GR)) Martyn Davenport (CERN) Michael James Pivovaroff (Lawrence Livermore Nat. Laboratory (LLNL)) Miroslav Sulc (Liberec Technical University (CZ)) Serkant Cetin (Dogus University (TR)) Thomas Papaevangelou (CEA - Centre d'Etudes de Saclay (FR)) yannis Semertzidis (BNL)

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