Particle Physics Seminar: Stars as a laboratory of physics beyond the standard model

Andrea Caputo, TAU

11 March 2021, 10:00 
Particle Physics Seminar




In this talk I will describe how we can look for physics beyond the standard model (BSM) in stars. In particular, I will focus on axion-like particles and their mixing to photons in the presence of external magnetic field. Interestingly enough, the dispersion relation of a longitudinal plasmon always crosses the dispersion relation of the axion, thus leading to a resonant conversion. I will describe the axion emission rate and apply it to astrophysical systems like the Sun, White Dwarfs and Supernovae.



Seminar Organizers: Prof. Erez Etzion & Dr. Liron Barak


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