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Search for Axion-Like Particles at the LHC

Project description

Search for axion particles heats up

Axions and axion-like particles (ALPs) are hypothetical elementary particles that are well motivated theoretically: ALPs can solve the strong CP problem, act as a dark matter candidate and also explain the famous muon (g-2) discrepancy. The experimental efforts to search for ALPs as dark matter candidates is ongoing and has been intensified in recent years. However, none of these experiments is sensitive to ALPs that can explain low-energy anomalies such as (g-2). The EU-funded LightAtLHC will pioneer alternative search approaches to detect ALPs using data collected at the Large Hadron Collider. If successful, project researchers will either rule out the most promising ALP models in a mass range from 10 MeV to 1 TeV, or discover a new elementary particle.

Call for proposal

ERC-2019-COG
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Host institution

JOHANNES GUTENBERG-UNIVERSITAT MAINZ
Address
Saarstrasse 21
55122 Mainz
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 572 500

Beneficiaries (1)

JOHANNES GUTENBERG-UNIVERSITAT MAINZ
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 572 500
Address
Saarstrasse 21
55122 Mainz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments