Literature in Focus: "Axions: Theory, Cosmology, and Experimental Searches"

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, 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.

The book will be presented by Markus Kuster.

"Axions: Theory, Cosmology, and Experimental Searches",

edited by M. Kuster (Technische Universität Darmstadt), G. Raffelt (Max-Planck-Institut für Physik, Munich) and B. Beltrán (Univ. of Alberta, Edmonton), Springer, 2008

8 April 2009, 4 p.m. in the Library, Building 52-1-052

Tea and coffee will be served.