COSMIC WISPers in the Dark Universe:
Theory, astrophysics and experiments

COSMIC WISPers is a COST Action 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 main aim of the COSMIC WISPers Action is to promote the formation of a team of scientists with different and complementary expertise to carry on WISP studies on a systematic and coherent basis in the intersecting and interdisciplinary area of particle physics, astrophysics and cosmology. Our main goals are the following:

  • Provide a discussion forum for the European coordination of WISPs Physics activities and express collective view on the development of WISPs research.
  • Develop a Roadmap for WISPs Physics in Europe, a description of the status and perspectives of the field within Europe, linking them to activities in other parts of the world.
  • Develop a common database on WISPs theoretical models, experimental and astrophysical bounds.
  • Provide cross community discussions to enable new experiments.

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News

  • Opening of registrations for the 2nd General Meeting in Istanbul (Turkey), 3-6 September 2024, Link.
  • 3rd-6th September 2024: 2nd General Meeting in Istanbul, Turkey, Link
  • Opening of registrations for the 2nd Training School of the COST Action CA21106 in Ljubljiana (Slovenia), 10-14 June 2024, Link.
  • Opening call for Short Term Scientific Missions, Deadline: 15th March 2024, Period: 1st April-30th June
  • A collection of videos about our Action taken during 2023 is available on Youtube on INFN Channel.
  • Opening call for Short Term Scientific Missions, Deadline: 15th January 2024, Period: 1st February-1st April
  • Opening of registrations for CA21106 Working Group Meeting at DESY Hamburg, 1-2 February 2024 Link 

  • 3rd-6th September 2024: 2nd General Meeting in Istanbul, Turkey 
  • 10th-13th June 2024: 2nd Training School in Lubjiana, Slovenia
  • 1st-2nd February 2024: Working Groups Meeting at DESY (Hamburg), Germany
  • 17th October 2023: Cosmic WISPers member Federico Urban and his team have just been awarded a Czech Inter-COST grant to work on spin-2 WISPs over the next two years. Read more.

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News

  • Opening of registrations for the 2nd General Meeting in Istanbul (Turkey), 3-6 September 2024, Link.
  • 3rd-6th September 2024: 2nd General Meeting in Istanbul, Turkey, Link
  • Opening of registrations for the 2nd Training School of the COST Action CA21106 in Ljubljiana (Slovenia), 10-14 June 2024, Link.
  • Opening call for Short Term Scientific Missions, Deadline: 15th March 2024, Period: 1st April-30th June
  • A collection of videos about our Action taken during 2023 is available on Youtube on INFN Channel.
  • Opening call for Short Term Scientific Missions, Deadline: 15th January 2024, Period: 1st February-1st April
  • Opening of registrations for CA21106 Working Group Meeting at DESY Hamburg, 1-2 February 2024 Link 

  • 3rd-6th September 2024: 2nd General Meeting in Istanbul, Turkey 
  • 10th-13th June 2024: 2nd Training School in Lubjiana, Slovenia
  • 1st-2nd February 2024: Working Groups Meeting at DESY (Hamburg), Germany
  • 17th October 2023: Cosmic WISPers member Federico Urban and his team have just been awarded a Czech Inter-COST grant to work on spin-2 WISPs over the next two years. Read more.

News

  • Opening of registrations for the 2nd General Meeting in Istanbul (Turkey), 3-6 September 2024, Link.
  • 3rd-6th September 2024: 2nd General Meeting in Istanbul, Turkey, Link
  • Opening of registrations for the 2nd Training School of the COST Action CA21106 in Ljubljiana (Slovenia), 10-14 June 2024, Link.
  • Opening call for Short Term Scientific Missions, Deadline: 15th March 2024, Period: 1st April-30th June
  • A collection of videos about our Action taken during 2023 is available on Youtube on INFN Channel.
  • Opening call for Short Term Scientific Missions, Deadline: 15th January 2024, Period: 1st February-1st April
  • Opening of registrations for CA21106 Working Group Meeting at DESY Hamburg, 1-2 February 2024 Link 

  • 3rd-6th September 2024: 2nd General Meeting in Istanbul, Turkey 
  • 10th-13th June 2024: 2nd Training School in Lubjiana, Slovenia
  • 1st-2nd February 2024: Working Groups Meeting at DESY (Hamburg), Germany
  • 17th October 2023: Cosmic WISPers member Federico Urban and his team have just been awarded a Czech Inter-COST grant to work on spin-2 WISPs over the next two years. Read more.