Theory, Cosmology, and Experimental Searches

  • Markus Kuster
  • Georg Raffelt
  • Berta Beltrán

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 741)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Axion Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Roberto D. Peccei
      Pages 3-17
    3. Pierre Sikivie
      Pages 19-50
    4. Georg G. Raffelt
      Pages 51-71
    5. Biljana Lakić, Raul Horvat, Milica Krčmar
      Pages 73-82
    6. Eduard Massó
      Pages 83-94
  3. Observations and Experiments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. Yannis K. Semertzidis
      Pages 97-113
    3. Alessandro Mirizzi, Georg G. Raffelt1, Pasquale D. Serpico
      Pages 115-134
    4. Gianpaolo Carosi, Karl van Bibber
      Pages 135-156
    5. Rémy Battesti, Berta Beltrán, Hooman Davoudiasl, Markus Kuster, Pierre Pugnat, Raoul Rabadán et al.
      Pages 199-237
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 239-245

About this book


Axions are peculiar hypothetical particles that could both solve the CP problem of quantum chromodynamics and at the same time account for the dark matter of the universe. Based on a series of lectures by world experts in this field held at CERN (Geneva), this volume provides a pedagogical introduction to the theory, cosmology and astrophysics of these fascinating particles and gives an up-to-date account of the status and prospect of ongoing and planned experimental searches. Learners and practitioners of astroparticle physics will find in this book both a concise introduction and a current reference work to a showcase topic that connects the "inner space" of the elementary particle world with the "outer space" of the universe at large.


Astroparticle Physics Axions CERN CP Problem Cosmology Dark Matter Dipole Moments Elementary Particles Extra Dimensions Particle Physics Universe astrophysics

Editors and affiliations

  • Markus Kuster
    • 1
  • Georg Raffelt
    • 2
  • Berta Beltrán
    • 3
  1. 1.TU DarmstadtInstitut für Kernphysik64289 DarmstadtGermany
  2. 2.Max-Planck-Institut für Physik (Werner-Heisenberg-Institut)80805 MünchenGermany
  3. 3.University of Alberta 11322-89 AvEdmonton,ABCanada

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