PoS - Proceedings of Science

1st General Meeting and 1st Training School of the COST Action COSMIC WISPers

5-14 September, 2023
Bari and Lecce, Italy
published April 23, 2024

COSMIC WISPers is a  COST Action CA21106 (https://www.cost.eu/actions/CA21106/) focusses on very weakly interacting slim (m<GeV) particles (WISPs) which emerge in several extensions of the Standard Model of Particle Physics. The aim of this Action is an exhaustive study of these  WISPs, notably axions, axion-like particles and dark photons, ranging from their theoretical underpinning, over their indirect observational consequences in astrophysics, to their search at colliders and beam-dump and their direct detection in laboratory experiments.

The first General Meeting of the COSMIC WISPers Action [https://agenda.infn.it/event/34125/] took place in Bari (Italy) from 5th to 8th  September 2023. The objective of the meeting was to review the status of the activities performed by the different Working Groups and to discuss the further directions of investigations. There were plenary sessions and 4 parallel sessions corresponding to the different Working Groups:
   • WG1: Theory and Model Building 
   • WG2: Dark Matter and Cosmology 
   • WG3: Astrophysics 
   • WG4: Direct Searches

After the General Meeting, the COST Action CA21106 1st Training School was held in Lecce (Italy) (https://agenda.infn.it/event/34190/) from 11st to 14th September 2023. The goal was to start training a generation of young scientists in the interdisciplinary expertise on WISPs, ranging from theoretical and experimental  approaches to multi-messenger astroparticle physics and cosmology.
There were four lectures on different topics corresponding to the Working Groups 1—4 and several students talks.

Editorial Board

Pierluca Carenza (pierluca.carenza@fysik.su.se)
Stockholm University, Sweden

Valentina Danieli (vdanieli@sissa.it)
SISSA - International School for Advanced Studies,  Trieste, Italy

Raffaele Di Vora (divora@pd.infn.it)
INFN, Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro, Italy

Alessandro Mirizzi (alessandro.mirizzi@ba.infn.it)
Bari University & INFN Bari, Italy

Daniele Montanino (daniele.montanino@le.infn.it)
Lecce University and INFN Lecce, Italy

Mario Reig (mario.reiglopez@physics.ox.ac.uk)
University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Alessio Rettaroli (alessio.rettaroli@lnf.infn.it)
INFN, Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati,  Italy

Ville Vaskonen (ville.vaskonen@pd.infn.it)
Padova University and INFN Padova, Italy




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Training School Lectures
Training School Talks
Out of the dark: WISPs in String Theory and the Early Universe
PoS(COSMICWISPers)001 pdf J. Conlon
Uncovering axion and BSM CP violations with EDMs
PoS(COSMICWISPers)002 pdf K. Choi
Prospects to scrutinise or smash SM*A*S*H
PoS(COSMICWISPers)003 pdf A. Ringwald
Axions and Festina Lente
PoS(COSMICWISPers)006 pdf G. Venken
Testing BSM Physics with Gravitational Waves
PoS(COSMICWISPers)007 pdf G. Villa
Low-scale leptogenesis with Dirac phase CP-violation
PoS(COSMICWISPers)008 pdf A. Granelli, S. Pascoli and S. Petcov
Axion Star Explosions and the Reionization History of the Universe
PoS(COSMICWISPers)012 pdf M. Escudero
Probing ultralight and degenerate dark matter with galactic dynamics
PoS(COSMICWISPers)014 pdf D. Blas
Birefringence in CMB anisotropies due to cosmological pseudoscalar fields
PoS(COSMICWISPers)016 pdf M. Galaverni
Photon to axion conversion during BBN
PoS(COSMICWISPers)017 pdf M. Masip
Cosmological defects
PoS(COSMICWISPers)018 pdf S. Blasi
Radiation from Axion Strings with Adaptive Mesh Refinement: Periodic and Burst Signals
PoS(COSMICWISPers)019 pdf A. Drew, T. Kinowski and P. Shellard
The Growth and Evolution of Axion Clouds around Pulsars
PoS(COSMICWISPers)022 pdf S. Witte, D. Noordhuis, A. Prabhu and C. Weniger
ALPs, high-energy gamma-rays and magnetic fields
PoS(COSMICWISPers)023 pdf M. Kachelriess and J. Tjemsland
Formation of ultralight dark matter solar halos
PoS(COSMICWISPers)024 pdf M. Gorghetto
Glowing Axion Stars at Radio Frequencies
PoS(COSMICWISPers)026 pdf G. Sigl, D. Maseizik and H. Seong
CAST and more than CAST; A Dark Sector Probe for 20+ Years
PoS(COSMICWISPers)030 pdf S.A. Cetin and  on behalf of the CAST Collaboration
Status of the VMB@CERN experiment
PoS(COSMICWISPers)032 pdf S. Kunc and  on behalf of the VMB@CERN Collaboration
Axion-like particle searches at the LHC
PoS(COSMICWISPers)034 pdf M. Gallinaro and  on behalf of the CMS Collaboration
Probing the Dark Sector with NA64 and POKER at CERN SPS
PoS(COSMICWISPers)036 pdf L. Marsicano
High energy resolution x-ray detectors for IAXO: advantages in pre- and post-discovery phases
PoS(COSMICWISPers)038 pdf L. Gastaldo, D. Hengstler and D. Unger
Training School Lectures
Axion theory and model building
PoS(COSMICWISPers)039 pdf K. Choi and N. Righi
Cosmology of axion dark matter
PoS(COSMICWISPers)040 pdf C. O'Hare
Astrophysical Axion Bounds: The 2024 Edition
PoS(COSMICWISPers)041 pdf A. Caputo and G. Raffelt
Training School Talks
In search of new particles with PADME
PoS(COSMICWISPers)043 pdf R. Simeonov and  On behalf of the PADME Collaboration
Axion Dark Matter Simulations with Adaptive Mesh Refinement
PoS(COSMICWISPers)044 pdf M. Kaltschmidt
Using gravitational waves to detect axion miniclusters and axion stars
PoS(COSMICWISPers)046 pdf J. Urrutia
Axion field tomography: cosmic birefringence from the epochs of recombination and reionization
PoS(COSMICWISPers)047 pdf P. Diego-Palazuelos, R. de Belsunce, S. Gratton and B. Sherwin
Supernova bounds on nucleonphilic ALPs
PoS(COSMICWISPers)048 pdf A. Lella, P. Carenza, G. Co', M. Giannotti, G. Lucente, A. Mirizzi and T. Rauscher
Constraining Ultra-Light Scalar Dark Matter with Pulsars
PoS(COSMICWISPers)049 pdf P. Kus, D.L. Nacir and F. Urban
Massive Gravitons in Very Special Relativity: Theory and Observations
PoS(COSMICWISPers)050 pdf A. Santoni, J. Alfaro and A. Soto
Simulations for direct dark matter searches using ALPS II's TES detection system
PoS(COSMICWISPers)055 pdf C. Schwemmbauer, Y. Hochberg, K.S. Isleif, F. Januschek, B. Lehmann, A. Lindner, M. Meyer, G. Othman and J.A. Rubiera Gimeno
Plasmonic resonant detection of WIMP
PoS(COSMICWISPers)057 pdf C. Alfisi and H. Terças