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Superfluid Dark Matter

Tuesday, 16.10.2018 14:00

Speakers: Lasha Berezhiani (Max Planc Institute of Physics (Munich, Germany))
Place: Seminar room n. 117, Institute of Physics, Pod Vodárenskou věží 1, Prague 8
Presented in English
Organisers: Department of Particle Theory and Phenomenology
After a brief review of some of the empirical correlations between dark and baryonic sectors within galaxies, I will discuss a novel theory of dark matter superfluidity as a potential explanation of these 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.