"The Search for Low-Mass Axion Dark Matter"
Despite evading detection for decades, dark matter remains the best explanation for a multitude of anomalies in astronomical observations of stars, galaxies, and the cosmic microwave background. One of the best-motivated candidates to be the dark matter is the axion, an ultra-light boson that can also solve outstanding issues in the strong force and is predicted by many high-energy theories. In this talk I will discuss two current experimental searches for low-mass axions, ABRACADABRA and DM Radio. These experiments use a lumped-element method to search for the feeble interactions between dark matter axions and magnetic fields.
Hosted by Steven Prohira