CERN Accelerating science


New pathways in axion searches

Peering through telescopes we have found a deluge of evidence for dark matter. Given the speed that galaxies rotate, as well as theoretical calculations about the evolution of large-scale structure in the Universe, dark matter should make up 85% of…

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MADMAX prototype test at CERN

Axion : A promising Dark Matter candidate For decades astronomical observations have indicated the existence of large quantities of dark matter in the universe. Until today, the nature of dark matter has not been understood and is therefore a…

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Searching for axions: old and new ideas

QCD, the theory of strong interactions allows the violation of CP symmetry that would result in a non-zero value for the neutron electric dipole moment. Current measurements constrain the neutron EDM to be one trillionth of the size predicted by QCD…

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