Sep 12 – 16, 2016
Europe/Zurich timezone
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Experimental Axion Review

Sep 12, 2016, 12:00 PM
500/1-001 - Main Auditorium (CERN)

500/1-001 - Main Auditorium


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Igor Garcia Irastorza (Universidad de Zaragoza (ES))


Axions are a natural consequence of the Peccei-Quinn mechanism, the most compelling solution to the strong-CP problem. Similar axion-like particles (ALPs) also appear in a number of possible extensions of the Standard Model, notably in string theories. Both axions and ALPs are very well motivated candidates for the Dark Matter, and in addition would be copiously produced at the stellar cores. Some anomalous astrophysical observations could be hinting the existence of these particles. They are object of increasing interest by experimentalists. I will briefly review the motivation to search for axions and ALPs, as well as the current status and future prospects of the experimental landscape.

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