Dr. Rakshya Khatiwada, University of Washington
Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 3:45pm to 4:45pm
NPL Conference Room, Rm 178
The Axion Dark Matter eXperiment (ADMX) is one of the three DOE “Generation-2” direct dark matter searches and the only one dedicated to finding the QCD axion. If discovered, the axion not only solves the strong CP problem but also shines light in the cold dark matter content of the universe. ADMX set a new record as the first ever axion experiment to reach the DFSZ sensitivity with its new results from 2017. This talk will focus on the recent upgrades in the dilution refrigerator operating at 90mK, the state-of-the-art quantum electronics and new techniques used to obtain these results followed by a discussion on the future of ADMX.