Grad Student Seminar: Amalia Madden


Madden, A. (2022). Grad Student Seminar: Amalia Madden. Perimeter Institute. https://pirsa.org/22120067


Madden, Amalia. Grad Student Seminar: Amalia Madden. Perimeter Institute, Dec. 12, 2022, https://pirsa.org/22120067


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            doi = {10.48660/22120067},
            url = {https://pirsa.org/22120067},
            author = {Madden, Amalia},
            keywords = {Other},
            language = {en},
            title = {Grad Student Seminar: Amalia Madden},
            publisher = {Perimeter Institute},
            year = {2022},
            month = {dec},
            note = {PIRSA:22120067 see, \url{https://pirsa.org}}

Amalia Madden Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Talk Type Scientific Series


Amalia Madden, Perimeter Institute & University of Waterloo

New searches for the QCD axion with piezoelectric materials

The QCD axion is one of the best motivated extensions to the Standard Model, providing a solution to the strong CP problem as well as being an excellent dark matter candidate. In this talk I will describe two new observables, the “piezoaxionic” and “ferroaxionic” effects, that could be used to search for the QCD axion over many orders of magnitude of unexplored parameter space. Both of these observables rely on the interaction between the QCD axion and a class of materials known as piezoelectrics. I will then discuss our current progress in designing new experiments that could measure these observables. This talk will be based on 2112.11466 and unpublished work.