Axions are hypothetical particles introduced to solve a limitation of the standard model known as the strong-CP problem. If dark matter is made of axions, it would manifest as an oscillating scalar field weakly coupled to the conventional electromagnetic field. The G-LEAD team is currently building a dish-antenna dark matter detector using large superconducting coils and a sensitive radiometer.
In this post-doctoral project, available at the Particle Physics Department of the CEA‘s Saclay research center, the successful candidate will play a key role in the project as the responsible person for the building and commissioning of the radiometer. His/her work will include involvement in the simulations, antennas, signal amplification and processing, and data analysis.
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