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Physics Colloquium: Rebecca Leane

September 27 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Title: Detecting Dark Matter in Planets

Abstract: I will discuss new ways that planets and exoplanets can be used to discover dark matter. This includes a new search for light dark matter in exoplanets, where dark matter scatters, becomes captured, deposits annihilation energy, and increases the heat flow within exoplanets. I will discuss upcoming infrared telescope sensitivity to this scenario, detailing actionable discovery or exclusion searches, which lead to new tests of the dark matter interaction rate. I will also discuss a new search for dark matter in our own Jupiter.–

Host: Katie Mack


September 27
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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