July 29, 2019 to August 2, 2019
Northeastern University
US/Eastern timezone

The Search for Low-Mass Axions with ABRACADABRA-10cm: Preparations for Run 2

Jul 31, 2019, 3:08 PM
17m
West Village G 102 (Northeastern University)

West Village G 102

Northeastern University

Oral Presentation Dark Matter Dark Matter

Speaker

Chiara Salemi (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Description

The presence of dark matter provides some of the most tangible evidence for the existence of physics beyond the Standard Model. One compelling dark matter candidate is the axion, a light boson that was originally postulated as a solution to another outstanding issue, the strong CP problem in QCD. ABRACADABRA is an experimental program to search for sub-$\mu$eV axion and axion-like dark matter. It searches for axion-induced modifications to Maxwell’s equations with a toroidal magnet and quantum electronics. This talk will present preparations for the second run of the prototype detector, ABRACADABRA-10cm.

Primary author

Chiara Salemi (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Co-author

ABRACADABRA Collaboration

Presentation materials