Signatures of Mirror Stars


Setford, J. (2019). Signatures of Mirror Stars. Perimeter Institute. https://pirsa.org/19030102


Setford, Jack. Signatures of Mirror Stars. Perimeter Institute, Mar. 05, 2019, https://pirsa.org/19030102


          @misc{ pirsa_PIRSA:19030102,
            doi = {10.48660/19030102},
            url = {https://pirsa.org/19030102},
            author = {Setford, Jack},
            keywords = {Particle Physics},
            language = {en},
            title = {Signatures of Mirror Stars},
            publisher = {Perimeter Institute},
            year = {2019},
            month = {mar},
            note = {PIRSA:19030102 see, \url{https://pirsa.org}}

Jack Setford University of Toronto

Talk Type Scientific Series


Mirror sectors -- hidden sectors that are approximate copies of the Standard Model -- are a generic prediction of many models, notably the Mirror Twin Higgs model. Such models can have a rich cosmology and many interesting detection signatures beyond the realm of colliders. In this talk, I will focus on the possibility that mirror matter can form stars which undergo mirror nuclear fusion in their cores. I will discuss the mechanisms by which these objects can emit Standard Model light and estimate their luminosity and prospects for their detection.