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  • Topic

Axions and Axion-like particles (ALPs) are possible components of the Dark Matter playing a role in different astrophysical processes regarding many classes of celestial objects.
The International Axion Observatory (IAXO) is a new generation axion helioscope, proposed by an international collaboration, aiming at the detection of axions and ALPs emitted from the solar core. This coelostat telescope continuously pointing at the solar centre will be based on a set of X-ray grazing incidence mirror telescopes placed behind a set of 8 large and powerful parallel magnets that should convert axions or ALPs in X-rays. In the focal plane of the telescopes, spectroscopic low background detectors are placed to measure the X-ray flux expected from the solar axions or ALPs converted in the magnets.
The workshop is intended to stimulate the large italian community of the theoretical physicists, particle physicists, astrophysicists, cosmologists, etc, in particular from INFN, INAF, ASI and the universities interested to contribute to the IAXO proposal.

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  • Agenda

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    First day: Monday 18th April:: 10:30 a.m. to 07:00 p.m.
    10.30-10.45 a.m. Welcome address
    • P. Campana (Director INFN Frascati Labs)
    • I. Irastorza (University of Saragoza)
    • E. Costa (ASI)
    10.45-11.15 a.m. Introduction to Axions pdf icon G. Raffelt (MPI, Munich)
    11.15-11.45 a.m. Axions, Dark matter and cosmology pdf icon Y. Redondo (University of Saragoza):
    11.45-12.15 p.m. High-energy astrophysics and axion-like particles - 1 pdf icon M. Roncadelli (INFN, Pavia)
    12.15-12.45 p.m. High-energy astrophysics and axion-like particles - 2 pdf icon F. Tavecchio (OABrera/INAF, Milano)
    12:45-01:15 p.m. Axion-like particles searches with sub-THz photons pdf icon A. Polosa (University of Rome "La Sapienza"/INFN)
    01.15-02.30 p.m.Lunch
    02.30-03.00 p.m. Observations of the the 3.55 keV Emission line and X-ray excesses in clusters pdf icon S. Ettori (OABologna/INAF, Bologna)
    03.00-03.30 p.m. Possible origin of the 3.55 keV line pdf icon M. Cicoli (University of Bologna/INFN)
    03.30-04.00 p.m. The PADME experiment pdf icon M. Raggi (INFN Frascati Labs)
    04.00-04.15 p.m.Coffee
    04.15-04.45 p.m. Axion-Electron Interaction for Cosmological Axion: a possible experimental approach pdf icon G. Carugno (INFN, Padua)
    04.45-05.10 p.m. the ALPS II experiment ppt icon   mp4 icon A. Lindner (DESY, Hamburg)
    05.10-05:35 p.m. NuSTAR solar observations and implications for axions and ALPs pdf icon J. Vogel (Lawrence Livermore National Lab.)
    05.35-06.00 a.m. Axions and Stellar Physics pdf icon M. Giannotti (Barry University)
    Second day: Thuesday 19th April:: 09:30 a.m. to 05:00 p.m.
    09.00-09.25 a.m. Results from PVLAS pdf icon G. Zavattini (University of Ferrara/INFN)
    09.25-09.50 a.m. Search for axions and ALPs with X-ray Polarimetry
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    E. Costa (ASI + IAPS/INAF, Roma)
    09:50-10:35 a.m.Motivation, status and prospects of the International Axion Observatory (IAXO) pdf icon I. Irastorza (University of Saragoza)
    10.35-11.00 a.m.Coffee
    11.00-11.30 a.m. X-ray optics requirements for IAXO pdf icon M. Pivovaroff (Lawrence Livermore National Lab.)
    11.30-12.00 a.m. IAXO X-ray optics and possible Italian contributions
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    M. Civitani (OABrera/INAF, Milano)
    12.00-12.20 a.m. Focal plane concentrators based on Kumakov Lenses: possible use in IAXO pdf icon S. Dabagov (INFN Frascati Labs)
    12.20-12.40 a.m. IAXO telescope structure and possible italian contributions pdf icon M. Riva
    01.20-02.45 p.m.Lunch
    02:45-4:30 p.m. Round table on the possible italian participation in IAXO E. Costa

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