Disentangling the Potential Dark Matter Origin of LIGO’s Black Holes

  title={Disentangling the Potential Dark Matter Origin of LIGO’s Black Holes},
  author={Ryan Magee and Chad Hanna},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal Letters},
  • R. Magee, C. Hanna
  • Published 15 June 2017
  • Physics
  • The Astrophysical Journal Letters
The nature of dark matter (DM) remains one of the biggest open questions in physics. One intriguing DM candidate, primordial black holes (PBHs), has faced renewed interest following the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory’s (LIGO) detection of gravitational waves from merging stellar mass black holes. While subsequent work has ruled out the possibility that DM could consist solely of black holes similar to those that LIGO has detected with masses above , LIGO’s connection to DM… 

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