Superfluid Dark Matter
Lasha Berezhiani
Max Planck Institute for Physics, Munich
Mardi 04/12/2018, 16:00-17:00
Salle Claude Itzykson, Bât. 774, Orme des Merisiers

After a brief review of some of the empirical correlations between dark and baryonic sectors within galaxies, I will discuss a theory of dark matter superfluidity as a potential explanation of this observations. I will argue that, depending on the mass and self-interaction cross section of dark matter particles, the superfluid may in principle be formed in the central regions of galactic halos. After this, I will discuss the criteria that need to be met by superfluid properties in order to account for the above-mentioned empirical correlations.

Contact : Filippo VERNIZZI


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