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Axions at the crossroads: QCD, dark matter, astrophysics


Susan Driessen
+39 0461 314722
Monday, 20 November, 2017 - 09:00 to Friday, 24 November, 2017 - 13:00
ECT* Conference room

The aim of the workshop is to review and discuss the recent advances in the study of axions and future perspectives, ranging from their theoretical underpinning, over their indirect observational consequences in astrophysics, to their direct detection in laboratory experiments. Searches for axions are strongly motivated by our attempts to understand one remaining mystery in the physics of strong interactions, the strong CP problem: in a nutshell, the very low neutron EDM constrains the CP violation to be unnaturally small. Axions might explain this and, at the same time, they will help to understand the nature of dark matter, and to explain puzzling astrophysical and particle physics observations. A rich, diverse, and lowcost experimental program is already underway that has the potential for one or more game-changing discoveries. The workshop is structured to address these issues in a synergic way and to stimulate discussions and collaborations among scientists working on axions from different perspectives.

Registration period: 
11 Sep 2017 to 05 Nov 2017


Maria Paola Lombardo INFN - LNF (I)
Alessandro Mirizzi University of Bari

Workshop Attendees

Andrieux Vincent University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign USA
Anselmino Mauro Torino University and INFN Italy
Bernhard Johannes CERN Switzerland
Boer Daniel University of Groningen Netherlands
Bradamante Franco INFN Italy
Chang Wen-Chen Institute of Physics Academia Sinica Taiwan
Chen Jian-ping Jefferson Lab USA
Dbeyssi Alaa Helmholtz-Insitut Mainz Germany
Denisenko Igor Joint Institute for Nuclear Research Russia
Denisov Oleg INFN sez. di Torino Italy
Grosse Perdekamp Matthias UIUC USA
Grube Boris Technische Universitat Munchen Germany
Guskov Alexey JINR Russia
Kotzinian Aram Yerevan Physics Institute and INFN/Torino Armenia
Kroll Peter University of Wuppertal Germany
Kumano Shunzo KEK Japan
Noumi Hiroyuki Reserach Center for Nuclear Physics Osaka University Japan
Parsamyan Bakur CERN University of Turin INFN Switzerland
Paul Hoyer Helsinki University Finland
Peng Jen-Chieh University of Illinois USA
Platchkov Stephane CEA Saclay France
Povh Bogdan Max-Planck-institute for Nucler Physics Germeny
Quintans Catarina LIP - Lisboa Portugal
Reimer Paul E Argonne National Laboratory USA
Roberts Craig Argonne National Laboratory USA
Sawada Shinya KEK Japan
SOFFER Jacques Temple University USA
Teryaev Oleg JINR Russia
Yoshida Rikutaro Jefferson Lab USA