[W35] Javier Redondo: MADMAX: the Quest for Axion Dark Matter

Wednesday 15 February 2017, 15:00 UTC

MADMAX: the Quest for Axion Dark Matter

Speaker
Javier Redondo, Uni Zaragoza (Spain) & MPP Munich (Germany)

Host
Joel Perez-Jones, PUC, Peru

Abstract:

We will briefly review axions as dark matter candidates to identify the most predictive scenario, currently untargeted by axion experiments. The MADMAX experiment will be introduced as a new concept to search for 100 micro-eV mass axions. The physics of the detection will be introduced as well as the short-medium term plans of the young collaboration pursuing it.

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One thought on “[W35] Javier Redondo: MADMAX: the Quest for Axion Dark Matter

  1. The axion through PQ mechanism was introduced to explain why is theta so small. When you come to DM problem it seems that the amplitude of theta (theta_0) also has to be very small. Aren’t you changing a naturalness problem for another, and then washing out the original motivation of introducing axions if they are to explain the whole DM in the Universe?

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