PIRSA:21100003

Probing dark matter mass and interactions: from the early universe to near-field cosmology

APA

Gluscevic, V. (2021). Probing dark matter mass and interactions: from the early universe to near-field cosmology. Perimeter Institute. https://pirsa.org/21100003

MLA

Gluscevic, Vera. Probing dark matter mass and interactions: from the early universe to near-field cosmology. Perimeter Institute, Oct. 26, 2021, https://pirsa.org/21100003

BibTex

          @misc{ pirsa_21100003,
            doi = {},
            url = {https://pirsa.org/21100003},
            author = {Gluscevic, Vera},
            keywords = {Cosmology},
            language = {en},
            title = {Probing dark matter mass and interactions: from the early universe to near-field cosmology},
            publisher = {Perimeter Institute},
            year = {2021},
            month = {oct},
            note = {PIRSA:21100003 see, \url{https://pirsa.org}}
          }
          

Abstract

Dark matter constitutes 85% of the matter content in the Universe, but its physical nature remains unknown and requires new physics to explain. I will review the status of the recent early-universe and late-universe searches for the identity of dark matter, summarizing the best current limits on scattering between dark matter and baryons, and discussing cosmological limits on the mass of thermal-relic dark matter. I will highlight the interplay between the thermal history of the universe and the formation of structure as complementary probes of dark matter physics, using the example of the 21-cm signal from the Cosmic Dawn. Finally, I will discuss the prospects for unveiling the physics of dark matter in the coming decade.