Constraining primordial black holes as DM candidates from observations of compact stars
Université Libre de Bruxelles
Wed, Oct. 29th 2014, 14:15-15:15
Salle Claude Itzykson, Bât. 774, Orme des Merisiers
Primordial black holes (PBH), if they constitute a fraction of dark matter, can be captured by compact stars and lead to a rapid destruction of the latter. Thus, a mere observation of neutron stars and/or white dwarfs implies constraints on the PBH abundance. We will consider mechanisms of capture of PBH by compact stars both at the stage of formation and during the lifetime, and derive corresponding constraints.
Contact : ccaprini