Research Division Seminar
Axions and ALPs

Prof. Belén Gavela



 After introducing the concepts of axions and axion-like-particles (ALPs) and their signals, true axions which can be either much heavier or much
lighter than the canonical axion will be discussed. The implications for dark matter, neutron stars and gravitational waves searches will  also be addressed.



About the talk

Axions and ALPs
Prof. Belén Gavela
Friday January 27, 2023 - 10:30 GMT  (Aula)
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About the speaker

BIO: Belen Gavela is a particle physics phenomenologist, with pioneering works in Higgs, neutrino and axion physics.  She did her PhD at Univ. of Paris-Sud (Orsay), has been a postdoc at Brandeis and Harvard Universities, and staff at CERN.  She currently is Full Professor (Catedrática) in the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and was a founding member of its Institute for Theoretical Physics (IFT-UAM/CSIC).  Belén has had a leading role in four large EU-funded projects and have been a member of various scientific committees shaping the scientific strategy in physics in Europe and worldwide. Finally, she is deeply committed to fostering and gender-balanced and inclusive science environment: She was the first female scientist ever to have been offered and to hold a staff position at CERN TH Division, and also the first female particle physicist to become Full Professor in Spain.

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