Sep 12 – 16, 2016
Europe/Zurich timezone
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Dark Matter Detection with Laser Interferometers

Sep 14, 2016, 2:00 PM
500/1-201 - Mezzanine (CERN)

500/1-201 - Mezzanine


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Poster Contributions Dark matter (direct detection) Poster Session (coffee at 15:00) & CERN Visit


Valera Frolov (LIGO lab)


A worldwide network of kilometer-scale laser interferometers will come into operation during the next several years. Future terrestrial and space-based detectors have also been planned. We investigate the use of gravitational-wave observatories as detectors of dark matter in the process of direct interaction of DM objects with detectors. We will present the prospects for a detection based on gravitational interaction and on possible additional interactions – modeled as a Yukawa potential – between dark matter and the particles of the standard model. We will also briefly discuss the possibility of a domain wall (DW) detection, albeit the equation of state for a DW network is not appropriate as a DM candidate.

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Valera Frolov (LIGO lab)

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