Particle Physics in Birmingham

Particle Physics Seminar

Wednesday 17th January 2018 at 13:30
Poynting Small Lecture Theatre

(tea, coffee and biscuits served at 13:15)

ADMX and Axion Dark Matter

Ed Daw (Sheffield University)


Abstract

Axions are a well-motivated class of dark matter candidate arising out of attempts to explain the CP invariance of quantum chromodynamics. They require no new electroweak physics, although the Higgs discovery makes the case for axions stronger. After an introduction to axions, I will give a status report on the ADMX axion search, and describe modifications to the detector that have the potential to improve the sensitivity and search rate of the experiment.