Joint cosmology seminar at MIT:

Tuesday, February 27, 2024, 2:30 pm
Cosman Seminar Room\\
Center for Theoretical Physics\\
Building 6C, Room 6C-442\\
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Primordial Black Holes as Dark Matter

Florian Kuehnel
LMU, Munich


Primordial black holes are black holes that may have formed in the early Universe. Their masses potentially span a range from as low as the Planck mass up to many orders of magnitude above the solar mass. This, in particular, includes black holes recently discovered by LIGO/Virgo, and these may conceivably be primordial in origin. Furthermore, there are now numerous strong hints for compact bodies consistently explaining many astrophysical phenomena as well as dark matter. After a general introduction on the topic, I will talk about those, a possible unified connection, and future detection possibilities.