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Astrophysical signatures of axion-like particles

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The Standard Model of particle physics has enjoyed unprecedented success in predicting experimental results. However, evidence from astrophysical observations points to the existence of a dark sector of particles that interact only very weakly with the Standard Model. In this work, we search for dark sector signatures in X-ray telescope data. Much of this work concerns a class of hypothetical particles, the axion-like particle (ALP). ALPs are a theoretically well-motivated extension of the...

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Theoretical Physics

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Joseph Conlon
Type of award:
DPhil
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Doctoral
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University of Oxford

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