Skip to main content

Axion Search in DarkSide-20k

Project description

The search for axions heats up

Axions are hypothetical ultra-lightweight particles that could resolve the strong CP problem in quantum chromodynamics. They are also prominent candidates for dark matter, which accounts approximately for 85 % of the matter in the universe. While relic axions were produced in abundance during the Big Bang, axion-like particles are produced in stars by Compton-like and Bremsstrahlung processes. The axion-like particles produced in our Sun – solar axions – are hot dark matter candidates. Funded by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions programme, the ASiD project aims to detect solar axion interactions in the silicon photomultiplier sensor array of the DarkSide-20k experiment. The project involves training in advanced research techniques that should pave the way for breakthroughs in astroparticle physics.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-IF-2020
See other projects for this call

Coordinator

ROYAL HOLLOWAY AND BEDFORD NEW COLLEGE
Address
Egham Hill University Of London
TW20 0EX Egham
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 212 933,76