Apr 7 – 9, 2014
Royal Holloway, University of London
Europe/London timezone
Institute of Physics 2014 Joint High Energy Particle Physics and Astro Particle Physics Groups Annual Meeting

Using cosmological data to study Dark Matter interactions with Standard Model particles

Apr 8, 2014, 4:00 PM
Room D (Windsor Building)

Room D

Windsor Building

contributed talk Particle Astrophysics, Current and Future Parallel 2D


Mr Ryan Wilkinson (IPPP, Durham University)


Despite the large number of dedicated experiments, an understanding of the particle nature of dark matter and direct evidence for its existence have remained elusive. However, detection methods generally assume that dark matter consists of cold, massive particles (CDM). In this talk, I will discuss how cosmological data from the CMB and Large-Scale Structure can be used to study dark matter interactions in a model-independent framework. I will show how small interactions with photons and neutrinos can have significant impact on structure formation, potentially solving key problems with the standard CDM cosmology.

Primary author

Mr Ryan Wilkinson (IPPP, Durham University)

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