Earth and Celestial Bodies as Dark Matter Laboratories

Nov 15, 2023, 3:00 PM
30m
The Suites Hotel, Jeju Island, Korea

The Suites Hotel, Jeju Island, Korea

67 Jungmungwangwang-ro 72beon-gil, 특별자치도, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do

Speaker

Ningqiang Song (Institute of Theoretical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences)

Description

Celestial bodies are well motivated laboratories for dark matter searches. I will give two such examples. In the first scenario, dark matter gets captured in the Earth by scattering with Earth nuclei. The accumulated dark matter annihilates and yields excessive heat. In the other scenario, dark photons resonantly convert to photons in the atmosphere of neutron stars or white dwarfs, producing signals in the radio frequencies that are detectable on the Earth with radio telescopes.

Primary author

Ningqiang Song (Institute of Theoretical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences)

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