Particle Seminar

Monday, October 29, 2018

Speaker: Joseph Bramante

Time: 2:30PM -- 3:30PM

Location: HP4351

Title: Asymmetric Dark Matter Exploding White Dwarfs and Converting Neutron Stars to Black Holes

Abstract: I will discuss the cosmology, couplings, and characteristics of dark matter that causes white dwarfs to explode and also form small, destructive black holes in neutron stars. Such asymmetric dark matter can be sought out with missing pulsars in the galactic center, observations of gravitational waves in conjunction with kilonovae, and a new class of astrophysical event, the " quiet kilonova."