2-7 June 2019
Simon Fraser University
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80 - The Axion Quark Nugget Dark Matter Model: Size Distribution and Survival Pattern

4 Jun 2019, 17:27
SWH 9082 + AQ South-East Corner / coin sud-est (Simon Fraser University)

SWH 9082 + AQ South-East Corner / coin sud-est

Simon Fraser University

Poster Competition (Graduate Student) / Compétition affiches (Étudiant(e) 2e ou 3e cycle) Particle Physics / Physique des particules (PPD) PPD Poster Session & Student Poster Competition Finals (26) | Session d'affiches PPD et finales du concours d'affiches étudiantes (26)


Shuailiang Ge


We consider the formation and evolution of Axion Quark Nugget dark matter particles in the early universe. The goal of this work is to estimate the mass distribution of these objects and assess their ability to form and survive to the present day. We argue that this model allows a broad range of parameter space in which the AQN may account for the observed dark matter mass density, naturally explains a similarity between the “dark” and “visible” components, i.e. $\Omega_{\rm dark}\sim\Omega_{\rm visible}$, and also offer an explanation for a number of other long standing puzzles such as “Primordial Lithium Puzzle” and “the Solar Corona Mystery” among many other cosmological puzzles.

Primary authors

Shuailiang Ge Kyle Lawson Ariel Zhitnitsky

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