ical departmental seminar 9.18 Nuclear and Particle Physics Colloquium (NPPC)
3:00pm to 4:00pm 26-414 Nicole Laraia
ndillie@mit.edu
Title: Search for Axion Dark Matter Abstract: The axion is a proposed particle whose existence might account for much of the dark matter of the universe. This same particle also arises as the solution to the strong-CP problem of particle physics. There have several decades of experiments that have attempted to detect new particles with many of the properties of the axion - but without being sensitive to the preferred region of parameter space. I will report on the Axion Dark Matter Experiment, ADMX, which is currently running and achieving the required sensitivity towards potential discovery.