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Axions at the crossroads: QCD, dark matter, astrophysics

Registration closed 06/11/2017.


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


Last nameFirst nameInstitutionCountry of Institution
BerkowitzEvanForschungszentrum JülichGermany
BonatiClaudioDipartimento di Fisica, Universita' di PisaItalia
CicoliMicheleUniversità di BolognaItaly
CresciniNicolòUniversity of Padova/Laboratori Nazionali di LegnaroItaly
DomínguezInmaUniversidad de GranadaSpain
FischerHorstALU- FreiburgGermany
giannottimauriziobarry universityUnited States
JeongJunuKAISTRepublic of Korea
LahaRanjanKIPAC, Stanford University and SLAC National Accelerator LaboratoryUnited States of America
LahaRanjanJohannes Gutenberg University MainzGermany
LamannaGianlucaUniversity of PisaItaly
LeardiniSaraUniversità degli Studi di PadovaItaly
LigiCarloINFN - LNFItaly
LombardoMaria PaolaINFNItalia
MirizziAlessandroUniversity of Bari & INFN BariItaly
MontaninoDanieleUniversità del SalentoItaly
PolosaAntonio DavideSapienza University of RomeItaly
RedondoJavierUniversidad de ZaragozaSpain
RinaldiEnricoRIKEN BNL Research CenterUnited States
RingwaldAndreasDeutsches Elektronen-Synchtrotron DESYGermany
RybkaGrayUniversity of WashingtonUSA
SavianoNinettaMainz UniversitätGermany
SharmaSayantanBrookhaven National LabUSA
SiglGünterUniversity of Hamburg, II Institut for theoretical PhysicsGermany
SteffenFrankMPI for Physics MunichGermany
VogelHendrikSLAC National Accelerator LaboratoryUnites States
WickenbrockArneJohannes Gutenberg University MainzGermany
YOUNSungWooInstitute for Basic ScienceSouth Korea
Zappala'DarioINFN - Sezione CataniaItaly