2021 Lawrence Workshop on Tunable Plasmonic Haloscopes

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Wednesday, May 5

All times shown are ordered PST / EDT / CEST

Session 1

7 am / 10 am / 4 pm

A primer on the Axion

  • The axion in particle physics
  • The axion in cosmology and astrophysics 

Frank Wilczek

Session 2

7:55 am / 10:55 am / 4:55 pm

Overview of Dark Matter Axion Experiments

  • The Sikivie microwave cavity experiment
  • Generalizations of Primakoff-based experiments
  • Limitations of the microwave cavity experiment
  • Criteria for resonators – why is it difficult
  • Perspective on limitations of the cavity paradigm

Javier Redondo
with collaborator Karl van Bibber

Session 3

8:50 am / 11:50 am / 5:50 pm

The Tunable Plasmonic Haloscope – Overview

  • Metamaterial modeling studies- Sid
  • 2D wire array plasmonic resonators- Al
  • Solid-state studies- Nate Newman

Alex Millar

Session 4

9:40 am / 12:40 am / 6:40 pm

Plans for FNAL facility

End of Wednesday Sessions

10 am / 1 pm / 7 pm

Thursday, May 6

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Opening Remarks

7 am / 10 am / 4 pm

Eli Yablonovitch

Session 1

7:10 am / 10:10 am / 4:10 pm

Readout, single & multiple photon detectors, antennas, squeezed states

Session 2

7:40 am / 10:40 am / 4:40 pm

Wire Metamaterials

Session 3

8:10 am / 11:10 am / 5:10 pm

Superconducting magnets

Tasking groups to develop R&D goals and point-design

8:40 am / 11:40 am / 5:40 pm

Karl von Bibber
Alex Millar
Frank Wilczek

Break up into working groups

START 8:55 am / 11:55 am / 5:55 pm
BREAK 9:20 am / 12:20 pm / 6:20 pm (10 min) 

Plasmonic resonators

Lead
Sid Morampudi, MIT

Kick-off speakers
Saad Al Kenany, U.C. Berkeley
Steven Anlage, Univ. of Maryland

Infrastructure, magnet

Lead
Matthew Lawson, Stockholm U.

Kick-off speakers
Pierre Pugnat, CNRS-U. Grenoble-Alpes
Jérémie Quevillon, CNRS

Photon detectors, antennas, squeezed states

Lead
Jon Gudmundsson, Stockholm U.

Kick-off speakers
Kelly Backes, Yale University
Tony Tyson, U.C. Davis

Point design

Leads
Karl van Bibber, U.C. Berkeley
Alex Millar, Stockholm U.

Kick-off speakers
Stefan Knirck, Fermi lab
Konrad Lehnert, U. Colorado Boulder

End of Thursday Sessions

10 am / 1 pm / 7 pm

Friday, May 7

All times shown are ordered PST / EDT / CEST

Working groups reconvene

7 am / 10 am / 4 pm

Groups have 45 minutes to prepare presentations

Group Reports

Photon detectors, antennas, squeezed states

7:45 am / 10:45 am / 4:45 pm

Plasmonic resonators (metamaterials and solid-state)

8:00 am / 11:00 am / 5:00 pm

Infrastructure, magnet

8:15 am / 11:15 am / 5:15 pm

Point design

8:30 am / 11:30 am / 5:30 pm

Kent Irwin

8:45 am / 11:45 am / 5:45 pm

Overview and perspective of results

Karl Van Bibber

9:05 am / 12:05 am / 6:05 pm

Overview and perspective of results

Open Discussion

9:25 am / 12:25 pm / 6:25 pm

Including teaming and plans for next meeting

Closing remarks

9:55 am / 12:55 am / 6:55 pm

Frank, Karl, Alex, Nate

End of Workshop

10 am / 1 pm / 7 pm