2016 Abstract from Gabriel

Design and Modeling of Dark Matter  Axion Detectors    Gabriel Rizzo (Oak Park and River Forest High School)   ​Dr. Andrew Sonnenschein (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory)   
Abstract    Axions are a proposed cold dark matter particle. They are very light (10​­5 to 10​­3 ​eV) and                                   decompose into microwave photons in a strong magnetic field (Axion). The goal of the Axion                               Dark Matter eXperiment (ADMX) is to detect these microwave photons and use their energy to                               calculate the mass of the axion. Fermilab’s R&D program for ADMX is focused on making                               higher frequency cavities to scan for heavier axions.