Jul 22 – 27, 2018
US/Eastern timezone

Black-hole (and other) dark matter

Jul 26, 2018, 10:05 AM
117 (MacMillian)



Brown University Providence, Rhode Island, USA


Marc Kamionkowski (Johns Hopkins University)


Following the announcement in March 2018 of the discovery of the first gravitational-wave signal from a black-hole-binary merger, it was suggested that ~30-solar-mass black holes could make up the dark matter. Since then, a number of astrophysical probes or constraints to the scenario have been discussed. I will summarize these constraints and identify associated caveats for some as well as those that I believe are more robust. I will also briefly discuss some other recent work related to non-black-hole dark matter.

Primary author

Marc Kamionkowski (Johns Hopkins University)

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