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February 6, 20204:00 pm – 5:00 pm (CDT)

Probing Dark Matter Throughout Cosmic History


Vera Gluscevic (University of Southern California)


Louis Strigari



Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics & Astronomy

College Station, Texas 77843

Event Details

Dark matter constitutes 85% of matter content in the Universe, but its physical nature remains unknown and requires new physics to explain. I will review the status of cosmological searches for dark matter interactions, summarizing the best current limits on scattering of light particle candidates with protons derived from the cosmic-microwave-background anisotropy measurements. I will then present stringent new bounds on the same physics, inferred recently from the observed population of the Milky Way satellite galaxies. I will highlight complementarities between different observations and laboratory searches for dark matter, and discuss the prospects for unveiling the physics of dark matter in the coming decade.

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