Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy

Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy
Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy

MI Seminar: Axion-Like-Particles, X-rays and dark matter

Markus Rummel
Postdoc, McMaster University

Date: Tuesday February 13th, 2018
Time: 2:30 p.m.
Location: Stirling 201

Abstract:

Axion-Like Particles (ALPs) are light particles that are among the leading candidates for new physics beyond the standard model. Their coupling to electromagnetism leads to a rich phenomenology, in particular in astrophysical environments. X-ray data on galaxy clusters and active galactic nuclei allows to constrain the properties of ALPs and/or give hints for new physics, including dark matter.