Gas Clouds as Dark Matter Detectors


Schon, S. (2019). Gas Clouds as Dark Matter Detectors. Perimeter Institute. https://pirsa.org/19060035


Schon, Sarah. Gas Clouds as Dark Matter Detectors. Perimeter Institute, Jun. 14, 2019, https://pirsa.org/19060035


          @misc{ pirsa_PIRSA:19060035,
            doi = {10.48660/19060035},
            url = {https://pirsa.org/19060035},
            author = {Schon, Sarah},
            keywords = {Particle Physics},
            language = {en},
            title = {Gas Clouds as Dark Matter Detectors},
            publisher = {Perimeter Institute},
            year = {2019},
            month = {jun},
            note = {PIRSA:19060035 see, \url{https://pirsa.org}}

Sarah Schon Pennsylvania State University

Talk Type Scientific Series


Atomic hydrogen gas clouds originating from the Galactic Center offer a novel way to test dark matter phenomenology. By exploiting the inefficient gas cooling rates at low temperatures, bounds for various interactions between dark and baryonic matter can be set. We demonstrate this new method and present limits for a number of dark matter models including ultra-light dark photons and super-heavy candidates.