SFB 676 Colloquium

Search for dark matter Axions with the MADMAX experiment

by Dr. Alexander Schmidt (Universität Hamburg)

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 from to (Europe/Berlin)
at DESY Hamburg ( Room 2, Building 2a )
Axions are hypothetical particles that are attractive dark matter candidates. They can also solve the strong CP problem. While the parameter space for WIMP dark matter is continuously being constrained by countless experiments, there are only few experiments on the direct search for dark matter Axions. The talk will explain the motivation and fundamental basics of Axionic dark matter and will describe a new experiment (MADMAX) that may potentially reach a sufficient sensitivity to discover dark matter Axions if they exist.