Dark Matter physics
04-Dark Matter physics
Academic year 2021/2022
- Prof. Marco Regis
- Degree course
- PhD in Physics
- Teaching period
- First semester
- Distinctive, Related or integrative
- Course disciplinary sector (SSD)
- FIS/02 - theoretical physics, mathematical models and methods
- Formal authority
Sommario del corso
- Cosmological and astrophysical evidences for dark matter
- Dark matter candidates: WIMPs, Axions, Sterile neutrinos, Primordial black holes
- Direct, indirect and collider searches
- Hands-on learning
Understanding the nature of dark matter is one of the defining scientific problems of our age. The first week of the course will be devoted to an overview of the observational evidences for dark matter and to the methods that have been proposed to unveil its fundamental properties, focusing, in particular, on the mostly studied candidates, such as WIMPs, axions, sterile neutrinos and primordial black holes. During the second and the third week, we will discuss together some current open issues in the dark matter field.
Suggested readings and bibliography
Students wishing to take this course must register with the teacher via email
First week (10h): February 7-11, 2022, 11am-1pm.
Second week (6h): February 21-23, 11am-1pm.
Third week (4h): March 7-8, 11am-1pm.
- Enrollment opening date
- 10/01/2022 at 00:00
- Enrollment closing date
- 10/03/2022 at 23:55