- Oct. 12, 2020, 2:00 pm
- Stefano Profumo, UCSC
Abstract: In the age of gravitational wave astronomy, the possibility that some of the black holes in the universe have a primordial, rather than stellar origin, and that they might be a non-negligible fraction of the cosmological dark matter, is quite intriguing. I will review the status of the field, and comment on search strategies and future prospects for detection across many decades in black hole mass. I will also discuss how light primordial black holes could seed both baryonic and particle dark matter in the very early universe.
For more information, please contact Yu-Dai Tsai at ytsaiATfnal.gov.