CPC Seminar: Floating Dark Matter in Celestial Bodies

  • Oct. 17, 2022, 2:30 pm US/Central
  • Rebecca Leane, SLAC
  • Host: Elena Pinetti

Note the change of time and location: 2.30pm in PPD/ West Wing-WH10NW – Wilson Hall 10th fl North West


Dark matter can be captured in stars and planets after scattering and losing sufficient energy to become gravitationally bound. I will discuss a new framework to describe what happens when dark matter is captured by these objects, and demonstrate the resulting dark matter distributions. I will discuss the implications of these new distributions for existing searches for dark matter in celestial objects, including new sensitivities with quantum devices on Earth.

Zoom: https://fermipoint.fnal.gov/service/seminars