물리학과 야니스 교수 연구실/액시온 및 극한상호작용 연구단 (CAPP/IBS) 입니다.
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CAPP seminars will be held. Anyone interested in this topic is warmly welcome.
Speaker: Dr. Stefan EVANS (Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf)
Date: September 18, 2023 (Monday)
Time: 4:00 PM (KST)
Venue: CAPP Seminar Room C303, Creation Hall, KAIST Munji Campus
Meeting ID: 610 806 8959
Topic: Searching for axions in quantum vacuum birefringence
After the discovery of the Higgs particle, axions or axion-like particles (ALPs) are among the most favorite candidates for new physics beyond the standard model. The axion arises by promoting the constant governing CP-violation in the QCD Lagrangian to a dynamical field, as a solution to the long-standing CP problem . Possible existence of the axion would have observable implications for both astrophysical phenomena and strong EM field laboratory environments.
We explore the role of possible axions and ALPs in emerging ultra-intense laboratory probes of quantum vacuum structure. Axions interact with applied EM fields via their coupling to the pseudoscalar EM field invariant E·B. As a consequence virtual axion excitations may drive vacuum birefringence and dichroism, producing effects comparable to the long sought-after Euler-Heisenberg-Schwinger QED vacuum response .
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