Particle Astrophysics Seminar: Dark Matter Throughout Cosmic History

  • Aug. 3, 2020, 2:00 pm
  • Vera Gluscevic, USC

Abstract: Dark matter constitutes 85% of matter content in the Universe, but its physical nature remains unknown and requires new physics to explain. I will review the status of cosmological searches for dark matter interactions, summarizing the best current limits on scattering of light particle candidates with protons derived from the cosmic-microwave-background anisotropy measurements. I will then present stringent new bounds on the same physics, inferred recently from the observed abundances of the Milky Way satellite galaxies. I will highlight complementarities between different observations and laboratory searches for dark matter, and discuss the prospects for unveiling the physics of dark matter in the coming decade.

For more information, please contact Yu-Dai Tsai at ytsaiATfnal.gov.