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School on Primordial Black Holes and Dark Matter

School | Mon, Mar 11, 2024 | Fri, Mar 15, 2024
Farinaldo Queiroz (IIP-UFRN)

This is an in-person meeting only. Join us at our school, tailored specifically for postgraduate students with a foundation in the Standard Model of Particle Physics and gravitation. This is an opportunity to delve into the fascinating world of dark matter and primordial black holes.

Dark matter is a fundamental and elusive component of the universe, invisible to our current methods of astronomical observation yet profoundly influential in shaping the structure and dynamics of galaxies and the cosmos at large. Its existence is inferred not from direct observation, but from its gravitational effects on visible matter, radiation, and the large-scale structure of the universe. This has motivated an intense search for dark matter particles worldwide. With the non-direct observation of WIMP dark matter, new ideas discussing alternative dark matter production mechanisms have been put forth.

On the other side, primordial black holes (PBHs) are a hypothetical class of black holes that are proposed to have formed in the early universe, long before stars and galaxies began to emerge. Unlike stellar black holes, which are born from the gravitational collapse of massive stars, primordial black holes are theorized to have originated from density fluctuations in the very first moments after the Big Bang.

What if these two worlds collapsed? Dark Matter and Primordial Black Holes?

In this school, we will review the WIMP paradigm and discuss the intriguing production of dark matter particles through non-standard cosmology and in the presence of primordial black holes. Prepare to embark on an intellectual adventure as we unravel the complexities and mysteries surrounding dark matter.

Note that students will have the opportunity to give a 5-10 min talk about their work. If you are interested, submit an abstract.

Don't miss out on this captivating experience where the frontier of particle and astroparticle physics will be discussed.


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