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MCTP HET BROWN BAG SEMINAR | Signals of Asymmetric Dark Matter From Galactic Center Pulsar Implosions

Wednesday, February 18, 2015
12:00 AM
3481 Randall Lab

If dark matter is asymmetric, fermionic, and self-interacting, it may form black holes in pulsars at the galactic center. In this case, a measurable maximum attainable pulsar age would track the density of the dark matter halo, with the oldest pulsars being allowed in the least dense parts of the halo. This could explain a recent observation, that there are not as many pulsars in the galactic center as expected.