Nikhef Colloquium: "Axion as Dark Matter"

Friday, 17 November 2017 from to (Europe/Amsterdam)
at Nikhef/CWI ( Z011 )
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  • Friday, 17 November 2017
    • 11:15 - 12:15 Axion as Dark Matter 1h0'
      Abstract: The hypothetical QCD axion would explain why the strong interactions obey Time-reversal symmetry, and it could also make up the Dark Matter of the Universe.  I argue that, within reasonable assumptions, it should be possible to predict the axion's mass if it makes up all of dark matter.  I discuss the somewhat intricate physics involved in making this prediction.  I predict an axion mass of 26 +- 3 micro-electron volts.
      
      This colloquium is part of the "Landelijk Seminarium @ Nikhef/CWI, Z011"
      Speaker: Prof. Guy Moore (TU Darmstadt)
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