Jul 22 – 27, 2018
MacMillian
US/Eastern timezone

Black-hole (and other) dark matter

Jul 26, 2018, 10:05 AM
25m
117 (MacMillian)

117

MacMillian

Brown University Providence, Rhode Island, USA

Speaker

Marc Kamionkowski (Johns Hopkins University)

Description

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)

Presentation materials