Recent Progress in Axion Theory and Experiment

Institute for Particle Physics Phenomenology

Institute for Particle Physics Phenomenology


We welcome you to a 4 day workshop from 5 - 8 Sep 2022 in the beautiful city of Durham, UK,  to discuss recent developments in axion physics. We are planning an in-person meeting with a small number of invited talks covering a broad range of topics in axion physics. The workshop is funded by IPPP: there is no conference fee and the workshop dinner on 06 Sep is free for all participants.

Our aim is to leave plenty of time for stimulating discussions and we would especially encourage contributed abstracts.


  • Astrophysical searches for axions
  • Axions at colliders
  • Laboratory searches
  • Cosmology

We have a limited budget to cover travel and accommodation for those who would otherwise be unable to attend. Please indicate on the registration form if you would like to apply for this. For full consideration for funding, please apply by the end of July. We will make decisions as soon as possible after this date.

The registration deadline is 12th August.

Organising Committee:                             Confirmed Speakers:

Martin Bauer                                                Björn Garbrecht (TUM)

Francesca Chadha-Day                              Stefan Knirck (Fermilab)

Jamie McDonald                                         David J. E Marsh (KCL)         

                                                                       Sophie Renner (CERN)              




  • Alex Gough
  • Alexandros Papageorgiou
  • Amarkumar Agrawal
  • Björn Garbrecht
  • Dagmar Kreikemeyer-Lorenzo
  • David Marsh
  • Dimitrios Karamitros
  • Fran Chadha-Day
  • Guillaume Rostagni
  • Jacob Smith
  • James Matthews
  • Jamie McDonald
  • Johannes Eskilt
  • Jonathon Coleman
  • Julia Sisk
  • Julien Laux
  • Laxmipriya Pati
  • Mariia Trukhanova
  • Michael Spannowsky
  • Munera Alrashed
  • Qaisar Shafi
  • Ricardo Z. Ferreira
  • Richard Battye
  • Sankarshana Srinivasan
  • Santosh Lohakare
  • Sarben Sarkar
  • Shivani Deshmukh
  • Sofie Erner
  • Sophie Renner
  • Stefan Knirck
  • Steven Cotterill
    • Talk: Experimental Searches
      Convener: Stefan Knirck (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory)
    • 11:00 AM
      Coffee Break and Discussion
    • Talk: Effects of U(1) gauge bosons and small size instantons on axions at collider scales
      Convener: Julien Laux (Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz)
    • 1:00 PM
    • Talk: MADMAX: a novel dielectric haloscope
      Convener: Dagmar Kreikemeyer (Max Planck Institute for Physics)
    • 3:30 PM
      Coffee break and Discussion
    • Talk: MiMeS: Misalaignment Mechanism Solver
      Convener: Dimitrios Karamitros (University of Manchester)
    • Talk: Making dark matter waves: untangling wave interference for multi-streaming dark matter - Alex Gough
    • 11:00 AM
      Coffee break and Discussion
    • Talk: Alexandros Papageorgiou: Axion dark matter from frictional misalignment
    • 1:00 PM
    • Talk: Improved Constraints on Cosmic Birefringence from the WMAP and Planck Cosmic Microwave Background Polarization Data - Johannes Eskilt
    • 3:30 PM
      Coffee break and Discussion
    • Talk: Gravitational wave signatures of axionic domain walls
      Convener: Ricardo Z. Ferreira (IFAE-Barcelona)
    • Tuesday: Conference Dinner
    • Talk: Bjorn Garbrecht: Two problems for strong CP: Topological quantization and the first postulate of quantum mechanics
    • 11:00 AM
      Coffee break and Discussion
    • Wednesday: Sophie Renner: Axions at Colliders
    • 1:00 PM
    • Talk: QSHS - A UK search for hidden sector dark matter - Ed Daw (Guest Session)
    • 3:00 PM
      Coffee break and Discussion
    • Talk: Astrophysical Constraints on Axions
      Convener: David Marsh (King's College London)
    • Wednesday: Social Event : Whitechurch Pub
    • Talk: Detecting Axions from Neutron Stars with Radio Telescopes - Sankarshana Srinivasan
    • 11:00 AM
      Coffee break and Discussion
    • Thursday: Julia Sisk-Reynes: Using the X-ray transparency of galaxy clusters to constrain light Axion-Light Particles and the hope with future X-ray missions.
    • 1:00 PM
    • Thursday: James Matthews: How Do Magnetic Field Models Affect Astrophysical Limits on Light Axion-like Particles? An X-ray case study and the Fourier formalism
    • 3:30 PM
      Coffee break and discussion