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BabyIAXO gets its Conceptual Design published

The paper “Conceptual Design of BabyIAXO, the intermediate stage towards the International Axion Observatory”, has recently been appeared in JHEP. The article describes BabyIAXO, and the plan to be built and sited at DESY. It is an important milestone for the project and a reference document for the collaboration.

The preprint can be accessed here.

The link to the publication in JHEP here.

12th IAXO Collaboration Meeting

Submitted by fmenaala on Fri, 10/16/2020 - 14:16

Given the global Covid-19 pandemic, the IAXO Collaboration could only meet virtually at the University of Heidelberg and Mainz. The 12th Collaboration meeting was dedicated to the memory of Biljana Lakic, our dear colleague who passed away in August 2020. During the meeting, the enormous progress towards the realization of BabyIAXO on all fronts, starting from the magnet over the optics towards the software and the detector system was discussed. A particular point was the future site of the BabyIAXO experiment.

DESY PRC endorses the BabyIAXO proposal

Submitted by igarciai on Thu, 07/18/2019 - 22:32

Last May 20th the BabyIAXO proposal was reviewed in detail in a special session of the Physics Review Committee (PRC) of DESY. The outcome of the review was very positive. The committee has endorsed the proposal and encourages the collaboration to continue the preparations for the realization of the experiment. The PRC also encourages DESY to take the necessary steps to host BabyIAXO and in particular to help in consolidating the collaboration with CERN on the construction of the BabyIAXO magnet.

IAXO Collaboration formally established

Submitted by igarciai on Fri, 07/07/2017 - 18:31

The last (7th) IAXO collaboration meeting that took place on 3-4 July 2017 at DESY, Hamburg, was especial in that the IAXO collaboration was formally constituted. An initial set of 17 institutions from over the world have approved a collaboration agreement, setting the rules and basic management bodies of the collaboration. The near-term goal of the collaboration is to build a scaled-down prototype version of the experiment, called babyIAXO, to be presumably located at DESY. 

IAXO at the Physics Beyond Colliders kick-off workshop at CERN

Submitted by igarciai on Sun, 10/02/2016 - 10:12

The "Physics Beyond Colliders" Study Group was recenlty launched by CERN Management to explore the opportunities offered by the CERN accelerator complex and infrastructure to get new insights into some of today's outstanding questions in particle physics through projects complementary to high-energy colliders and other initiatives in the world.