Pulsar timing can constrain primordial black holes in the LIGO mass window

  title={Pulsar timing can constrain primordial black holes in the LIGO mass window},
  author={Katelin Schutz and Adrian Liu},
  journal={Physical Review D},
The recent discovery of gravitational waves from merging black holes has generated interest in primordial black holes as a possible component of the dark matter. In this paper, we show that pulsar timing may soon have sufficient data to constrain $1$-$1000\,M_{\odot}$ primordial black holes via the non-detection of a third-order Shapiro time delay as the black holes move around the Galactic halo. We present the results of a Monte Carlo simulation which suggests that future data from known… 

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