In this talk, Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein will describe her efforts to understand the nature of the mysterious dark matter. She will give some insight into how she is using a range of tools -- model building, computation, and neutron stars -- to get at the basic question of “what is the statistical mechanics of dark matter?” She will show that the details of ultralight axion models can shift the astrophysical phenomenology and also that neutron stars are potentially interesting dark matter constraint laboratories. From the optical to the X-ray and gamma-ray universe, astrophysics has a role to play in understanding the details of this major problem in particle physics.
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Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein will also be presenting a distinguished lecture on black feminism in space on January 25th, 2022 at 6pm.