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The Simons Observatory: science goals and forecasts
The Simons Observatory (SO) is a new cosmic microwave background experiment being built on Cerro Toco in Chile, due to begin observations in the early 2020s. We describe the scientific goals of the
Compatibility of DAMA/LIBRA dark matter detection with other searches
The DAMA/NaI and DAMA/LIBRA annual modulation data, which may be interpreted as a signal for the existence of weakly interacting dark matter (WIMPs) in our galactic halo, are examined in light of
The Simons Observatory
Dark matter and the first stars: a new phase of stellar evolution.
TLDR
A mechanism is identified whereby dark matter in protostellar halos dramatically alters the current theoretical framework for the formation of the first stars, and a "dark star" may result: a giant hydrogen-helium star powered by DM annihilation instead of nuclear fusion.
Colloquium: Annual modulation of dark matter
Direct detection experiments, which are designed to detect the scattering of dark matter off nuclei in detectors, are a critical component in the search for the Universe’s missing matter. This
Unveiling $ν$ secrets with cosmological data: neutrino masses and mass hierarchy
Using some of the latest cosmological data sets publicly available, we derive the strongest bounds in the literature on the sum of the three active neutrino masses, M-nu, within the assumption of a
Annual Modulation of Dark Matter: A Review
Direct detection experiments, which are designed to detect the scattering of dark matter off nuclei in detectors, are a critical component in the search for the Universe’s missing matter. The count
DARK STARS: A NEW LOOK AT THE FIRST STARS IN THE UNIVERSE
We have proposed that the first phase of stellar evolution in the history of the Universe may be Dark Stars (DS), powered by dark matter heating rather than by nuclear fusion, and in this paper we
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