Laboratory for Particle Physics (LTP)

LTP Colloquium

How to Search For Axion Like Particles

Thursday, April 20, 2023, 16:00

Matthias Schott, Mainz University

Physics beyond the Standard Model may hide at very low energies. The axion, postulated by Wilczek and Weinberg almost 40 years ago, is a very light, very weakly interacting new particle which, if it exists, could answer a long-standing question of fundamental physics: why is the electric dipole moment of the neutron so unnaturally small? Moreover, axions may be (all or part of) the dark matter in our universe. In this talk, I will give an overview of the current and future experimental efforts to search for axions and more generally axion-like particles, ranging from small experiments towards searches at the LHC.