Particle Theory Seminar: Lasha Berezhiani (Princeton) “Superfluid Dark Matter”

Event time: 
Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Sloane Physics Laboratory (SPL), 52 See map
217 Prospect St.
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

“Superfluid Dark Matter”

I will talk about a novel theory of dark matter superfluidity that matches the success of LCDM model on cosmological scales while simultaneously reproducing the MOND phenomenology on galactic scales. Dark matter consists of self-interacting axion-like particles that thermalize and condense to form a superfluid inside galaxies. The superfluid phonons mediate a MOND acceleration on baryonic matter.