ALPS

| Any Light Particle Search

ALPS

Any Light Particle Search

Any Light Particle Search

Any Light Particle Search

What do we do?

 

We seek what the universe is made of

We are interested in very light particles which can point the way toward unknown physics phenomena, like e.g. the dark matter in the Universe. Our current experiments, ALPS II, IAXO and MADMAX are helping us to track down such lightweights of the subatomic world.

We understand the impacts of new light particles

We develop theories including new light particles to describe our universe and missing pieces beyond the standard model of particle physics.

We investigate in new technologies

We are developing a detector system for extremely low-intensity infrared light to be used in the ALPS II experiment. This detection system is based on a quantum device called Transition Edge Sensor. We aim for being sensitive to a single infrared photon within a day.

We are working on cooling concepts for the test masses of future gravitational wave detectors.

We are setting up a "cryoplatform" at DESY to provide a unique environment for larger scale experiments requiring liquid He cooling.

Special thanks for shaping this website to Zina Efchary.