Quantum Technologies for Axion Dark Matter Detection Incubator

This two day research incubator will focus on the problem of axion dark matter detection. The format will be a series of presentations covering a broad range of topics within the field, combined with time for detailed Q&A, and collaborative group discussions.

The primary goal is to get non-familiar EQUS researchers “up to speed” with the field of axion detection, including EQUS’ efforts to detect axions with The ORGAN Experiment. Once familiar with the field and the experiment, EQUS researchers will be enabled to determine where their expertise in quantum technologies can add value to EQUS dark matter detection program through cross-nodal collaborations.

The second day of the incubator will be devoted to discussions of broader, more general axion dark matter detection techniques. The international axion detection community is rapidly growing, and with the influx of researchers from other fields, many new experiments are being proposed. The goal of this part of the incubator will be to generate new ideas for axion detection experiments, with a focus on utilizing the wealth of quantum technology experience within the centre.

Download the program

Register here by close of business Thursday, September 13. Contact ea@equs.org if you have any questions. 


  • Michael Tobar – Overview of Dark Matter, Axions, and Axion Modified Electrodynamics
  • Gray Rybka – Overview of Axion Haloscope Experiments, and ADMX – the world leading axion detection experiment
  • Ben McAllister – The ORGAN Experiment, current status and future plans
  • Maxim Goryachev – Precision Frequency Metrology for Axion Detection
  • Victor Flambaum – Enhanced Effects of Dark Matter
  • Graeme Flower – Search for Axions with Magnetic Materials
  • Catriona Thomson – Oscillator-based Axion Detection Experiments
  • Elisabetta Barberio - Applications of Quantum Technologies for Other Dark Matter Experiments
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The workshop will be held at the Women's College, University of Sydney. The address is 15 Carillon Avenue, Newtown, Sydney. 

Major funding support

Australian Research Council

The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems (EQUS) acknowledges the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and their continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respects to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders past and present.