Primordial Black Holes: from Theory to Gravitational Wave Observations

  title={Primordial Black Holes: from Theory to Gravitational Wave Observations},
  author={Gabriele Franciolini},
  journal={arXiv: Cosmology and Nongalactic Astrophysics},
  • G. Franciolini
  • Published 13 October 2021
  • Physics
  • arXiv: Cosmology and Nongalactic Astrophysics
Primordial Black Holes (PBH) can form in the early universe and might comprise a significant fraction of the dark matter. Interestingly, they are accompanied by the generation of Gravitational Wave (GW) signals and they could contribute to the merger events currently observed by the LIGO/Virgo Collaboration (LVC). In this thesis, we study the PBH scenario, addressing various properties at the formation epoch and the computation of abundance beyond the Gaussian paradigm, while also developing… 
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