The nature of dark matter remains one of the great puzzles of fundamental physics, with potential connections to a plethora of deep questions. Interactions between dark and visible matter could have reshaped the history of the cosmos, and left their signatures in light that is only now reaching our telescopes. I will discuss how my group has developed novel theoretical and analytic techniques to predict and identify such signals, with applications ranging from unveiling the nature of a mysterious gamma-ray glow in the Milky Way’s heart, to testing a vast range of possibilities for dark matter using light from the dawn of the universe.
Host: Washington Taylor
Time: 4:00 pm
Place: Room 10-250
Refreshments @ 3:30 pm in 4-349 (Pappalardo Community Room)