Northwestern University

Feb
22
Fri 4:00 PM

Colloquium: Marc Kamionkowski: Black holes, dark matter, and not-so-dark matter

When: Friday, February 22, 2019
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM  

Where: Technological Institute, L211, 2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Yassaman   847.491.7650

Group: Physics and Astronomy Colloquia

Category: Academic

Description:

Following LIGO’s discovery of gravitational waves from the merger of a binary black hole, several colleagues and I speculated that these black holes could make up the dark matter long known to exist in galactic halos. I will explain why the idea, although nutty, was not completely crazy, and discuss several challenges the scenario has seen the past few years. I will also explain several interesting ideas and results in an array of areas of astrophysics that have followed from that initial work.

 

Seminar Speaker: Marc Kamionkowski, Johns Hopkins University

 Host: Faucher-Giguere

Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, Seminar, Colloquium

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