Compact dark matter

  • March 20, 2017, 2:00 pm US/Central
  • Marc Kamionkowski, Johns Hopkins

Considerable attention has focused the past year on the possibility that some or all of the dark matter could be composed of compact dark objects with masses around 30 solar masses.  The hypothesis has led to interesting connections to gravitational-wave astrophysics, fast radio bursts, pulsar timing arrays, galaxy surveys, gravitational lensing, and stellar dynamics.  I will review these developments.