May 27 – 31, 2024
UB Physics Faculty
Europe/Madrid timezone

Primordial black holes: how to produce and probe them [Chair: Notari]

May 29, 2024, 2:30 PM
1h 30m
Room N06 (UB Physics Faculty)

Room N06

UB Physics Faculty

Martí i Franquès, 1, 11 08028 Barcelona


Philippa Cole (University of Milan-Bicocca)


Observational constraints have closed off all but one mass-window for primordial black holes making up all of the dark matter, and there are some specific conditions required for their production in the first place. However, they remain a tantalising dark matter candidate because they require no new beyond the standard model particles and they would additionally provide a lot of information about the very early universe, particularly about inflation, if found. I will review the most plausible mechanisms for producing primordial black holes as well as highlight the difficulty of not over-producing them. I will also emphasise why it’s worth checking every last window for signatures of their existence, and how, with a focus on future gravitational wave experiments, we can probe the remaining viable space in a consistent way.

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Philippa Cole (University of Milan-Bicocca)

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