LABORATORI NAZIONALI DI FRASCATI
Speaker: Babette Dobrich (CERN)
Pseudoscalar QCD axions and axion-like Particles (ALPs) are an excellent candidate for Dark Matter or can act as a mediator particle for Dark Matter.
A look at the allowed axion/ALP parameter space makes it clear that these might exist at low mass (below few eV), as (part of) Dark Matter. Alternatively they might exist at higher mass, above roughly the MeV scale, potentially as a Dark Matter mediator particle. In this talk I review most prominent techniques and experiments searching for Axions and ALPs and will present in more detail efforts taking place at CERN.