Jul 22 – 27, 2018
MacMillian
US/Eastern timezone

Probing the nature of dark matter with the CMB

Jul 27, 2018, 12:40 PM
25m
117 (MacMillian)

117

MacMillian

Brown University Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Talk Plenary 5.2 Plenary

Speaker

Dr Yacine Ali-Haimoud (New York University)

Description

The cosmic microwave background has provided the most precise measurement of the dark matter (DM) abundance, and places stringent limits on its annihilation cross section. Yet, its nature remains unknown, motivating the exploration of non-standard models. In this talk I will discuss the imprints that such non-standard DM candidates may leave on CMB spectral distortions and anisotropy measurements, focusing on elastically scattering DM and primordial black holes.

Primary author

Dr Yacine Ali-Haimoud (New York University)

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