The nature of the dark matter is one of the most profound unanswered questions in fundamental physics. The axion is a leading dark matter candidate that would additionally remove a major blemish on the Standard Model of particle physics – the Strong CP problem which, without the axion, constitutes an inexplicable level of fine-tuning. The goal of this project is to seed and develop bold new ideas and technologies from material science that can revolutionise the search for the dark matter axion, and to use astronomical observations to search for complementary signals.
This project, funded by a Research Environment Grant (2020-2025) from the Swedish Research Council, leverages the convergence of expertise in axion physics, dark matter detection, material science and cosmology at Stockholm University. Our research has received support from the European Research Council under grant agreement No.742104.
The first ALPHA Mini Workshop was held7. May 2021
The ALPHA Consortium was formed link5-7. May 2021
The first workshop dedicated to plasma haloscopes10. March 2021
Dark Matter Is Not "Fuzzy": link12. November 2020
AxionDM at MultiHEP2020: link11. November 2020
Keir Rogers gives a talk on ultra-light axion bounds: link4. November 2020
Postdoc opening in axion physics: link31. July 2020
The plasma haloscope introduced to the Snowmass Process through a LoI: link18. March 2020
Axion Environment started by VR grant: link