11-12 December 2018
Center for Astrophysics and Gravitation, Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon
Europe/Lisbon timezone

Dark matter in the stars: axions and asymmetric dark matter

11 Dec 2018, 11:20
50m
Anfiteatro Abreu Faro (Center for Astrophysics and Gravitation, Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon)

Anfiteatro Abreu Faro

Center for Astrophysics and Gravitation, Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon

Av. Rovisco Pais 1 1049-001 Lisboa, PORTUGAL

Speaker

Pat Scott

Description

I will discuss recent progress in the hunt for axions and asymmetric dark matter using the Sun and other stars. First, I will present the results of global fits to axion and axion-like particle models, including constraints from horizontal branch stars, searches for solar axions, and white dwarf cooling. I will then present some preliminary results of explicit Monte Carlo simulation of energy transport in the Sun by dark matter with velocity- and momentum-dependent interactions with nucleons.

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