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HEP - ASTRO SEMINAR | Condensed Dark Matter: An Axion Story

Monday, February 15, 2016
5:00 AM
335 West Hall

Recently there has been significant interest in the claim that axions, a popular dark matter candidate, form a Bose-Einstein condensate on a scale that has consequences for structure formation. I will describe my work examining this claim. It is clear that while Bose-Einstein condensates of axions form, they don’t have the structure that was initially expected. Yet again, it matters whether particles are attracted or repulsed by one another.