Illuminating Hidden Worlds: Particle Physics at Lowest Energies

Axel Lindner (DESY)
DESY Hörsaal, 17:00h

In the recent years theoretical studies and astrophysical observations have indicated that new constituents of our universe may be discovered not only at large-scale experiments at highest energies, but could also show up at the opposite energy scale. In many laboratories world-wide searches for new particles with only a millionth of the electron mass are ongoing. One example is the experiment ALPS ("Any Light Particle Search") at DESY. Here new particles could manifest itself in a very spectacular manner. Light would apparently shine through thickest walls. After the successful start of ALPS and other experiments, plans are discussed for a second generation of experiments, which will advance into yet unexplored parameter regions.

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